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Hokusai's 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō 1805-1806 is something completely different! It is different from his famous 36 Views of Mt Fuji, which are sublime artistic expressions distilling a long life's work. It is different from much of Hokusai's other well known work, like his 100 Views of Mt Fuji. But in that series Hokusai still retained a lot of the humor and the caricature found here. It is different from the many other well known 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō in that Hokusai does not focus on the landscape and the markers that Hiroshige and others showed. Instead Hokusai focus on the events, the interactions between the travellers, the tales that you will share with your friends when you get back home. It was a great and earlier contribution to the Tōkaidō literature.