This is a wooden model kit of a building or other structure.
About the Tokaido 53 Stations
The Tokaido is a road that was created by the Tokugawa Shogunate during the unification of the country in the Edo period. Joining the already-established Edo Five Routes into one 492km road, it runs from Nihonbashi in Tokyo to all the way to Sanjo Ohashi in Kyoto. Fifty-three post stations were built, which began to accomodate travelers and the shipping of supplies. The ukiyo-e art of Hiroshige Utagawa, which captured the scenery along the Tokaido, became a famous inspiration for many waka and haiku poetry.
Located in the mountains, Mariko-juku was the 20th post station after Nihonbashi along the Tokaido, and was one of the smallest stations. The station was famous for its yam soup, which many tea houses began to offer. Famous figures like Matsuo Basho and Hiroshige Utagawa enjoyed dining here, as well as many travellers.
About the kit
This kit condenses a piece of historic Japanese scenery into a palm-sized model. Consists of laser-cut wood parts which are simple to assemble. (This kit is a 1 out of 5 on Woody Joe's difficulty scale). For best results, painting is recommended.
- [Completed kit measurements]: 150mm wide, 120mm long, 104mm tall
- [Estimated time to complete]: 8 hours