19th station : 府中, 駿府 Fuchū

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Fuchū-shuku (府中宿 Fuchū-shuku) was the nineteenth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō. It is located in what is now part of the Aoi-ku area of Shizuoka Prefecture. The post station of Fuchū-shuku was also a castle town for Sunpu Castle in the former Suruga Province.

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A woman in a kago being carried across the Abe River; others fording the stream from the opposite bank; a range of mountains in the background. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, spent his childhood and retirement years here.The Abe River flows to the west of this station and travelers had to cross in a variety of ways, as depicted in the print. This station has become the present Shizuoka City.

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