Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
Barrier Town on the Sumida River
The Sumida River originates in the Kanto Mountains. The river changes its name in the length of its course: first it is known as Nakatsu-gawa, then the Arakawa, Sumidagawa and at its lower reaches, the Ökawa or Asakusagawa.
The print depict tThree pony express riders are hurrying on a country road at Sekiya village near the Sumida River. The village Sekiya was located in the north of the city of Edo (former name of Tokyo), where the river was called the Arakawa. The village was famous for beautiful scenery.
During the Edo period, well-developed communication system employed runners (hikyaku) and pony riders (hayauma). Carrying mails, documents, and goods, these runners and horsemen transported them swiftly and on schedule.
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Souvenirsheet, (perforated and imperforated).
The stamp was issued in the sheet "Phila Nippon 2011".