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Ejiri Station ~ Vintage Japanese Ukiyo-e Art Beverage Coasters
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About this product
Style: Sandstone Drink Coaster
Decorate your home with custom drink coasters! Simple, yet substantial, these coasters will look great in any room in your house. Made to keep your tables scratch-free, our custom sandstone coasters have a cork backing, so you can use them on any surface. These coasters have a matte finish and work best with vintage illustrations, black-and-white photos and personal text messages.

Diameter: 4.25 inches
Depth: .25 inches
Weight: 3.88 ounces
  • 4.25" in diameter – the perfect size for any cup, can, or bottle
  • Made of sandstone with a cork pad backing
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Designer Tip: To ensure the highest quality print, please note that this product’s customizable design area measures 4.25" x 4.25". For best results please add 1/8" bleed.
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Ejiri Station ~ Vintage Japanese Ukiyo-e Art Beverage Coasters
A wonderful antique Nippon Ukiyo-e woodcut or woodblock image titled Sunshu ejiri. Print shows travelers struggling against strong winds near the Ejiri station on the Tokaido Road, a porter has lost his hat and another traveler has lost many sheets of paper, with distant view of Mount Fuji. The Tokaido (East Sea Road) was the most important of the Five Routes of the Edo period, connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to Kyoto in Japan. Unlike the inland and less heavily traveled Nakasendo, the Tokaido traveled along the sea coast of eastern Honshu, hence the route's name.

The standard method of travel was by foot, as wheeled carts were almost non-existent and heavy cargo was usually sent by boat. Members of the higher class, however, traveled by kago. Women were forbidden to travel alone and had to be accompanied by men. Other restrictions were also put in place for travelers, but, while severe penalties existed for various travel regulations, most seemed not to be enforced.

There were government-sanctioned post stations along the Tokaido for travelers to rest in. These stations consisted of porter stations and horse stables, as well as lodging, food and other places a traveler may visit. The original Tokaido was made up of 53 stations between the termination points of Edo and Kyoto. The 53 stations were taken from the 53 Buddhist saints that Buddhist acolyte Sudhana visited to receive teachings in his quest for enlightenment. At a few points along the route, there were checkpoints where travelers had to present traveling permits to pass.

At The Vintage Vamp we obtain high quality images of vintage artwork. Then we use state of the art technology and editing to bring back to life the most compelling images from the past. Unlike a lot of reproductions sold on the Internet, ours have been refurbished to bring out the original colors and fix as many imperfections as possible. We use only PNG format and the largest PPI (pixels per inch) possible, which is the very best for printing. This assures that your image will print with the highest quality possible, no matter what size you choose. Credit: Library of Congress & Wikipedia


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Ejiri Station ~ Vintage Japanese Ukiyo-e Art Beverage Coasters

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Artwork designed by TheVintageVamp. Made by Zazzle Home in San Jose, CA. Sold by Zazzle.
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Product ID: 174564328980771533
Made on: 5/24/2012 4:02 PM
Reference: Guide Files