A Feast for the Eyes and a Sacred Trek for the Feet: Journeys Along the Tōkaidō Highway
Alexandra H. Johnson ’15, Class of 1954 Intern
Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
2015, 2 pages
This exhibition, at its essence, is about the power of place. A single locale can carry myriad meanings and experiences for different people, as can be seen through depictions of the Tokaido highway. As the main arterial road in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868), the Tokaido held great significance for citizens and artists alike. Examining different artists’ representations of the Tokaido illustrates the diverse range of experiences people had along the road, as well as the distinctive meanings each artist attached to the highway.