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Even the famous hanging bridge of ivy where the traveler once had to entrust
himself to the swaying strands has disappeared. A solid bridge had replaced it in
the later years of the Tokugawa era. As the road was relocated over and over
Here, in the days of watching for "departing women and entering guns," travelers
from the west were searched to see if they were carrying firearms, and travelers
from the east to see if there were women among them. The prohibition of travel ...
Later that winter, all unofficial travelers were ordered to use the Kiso road after
the ninth day of the twelfth month, because so many of the shogun's party would
be using the Tokaido. "The road is going to be crowded next year," observed ...
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I generally do not like sad novels, but this is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read, even though its hero dies insane with despair over the betrayal of his life's work. It is an ... Read full review