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Across the facade, banners with the crest of the ruling daimyo identified who was responsible for security.  It was a heavy burden especially in Hiroshige's times when many people were unhappy with the government's policies and taxes.
Copyright © 2007, Helen and Steve Rindsberg

Across the facade, banners with the crest of the ruling daimyo identified who was responsible for security. It was a heavy burden especially in Hiroshige's times when many people were unhappy with the government's policies and taxes.