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Hizakurige: A Shanks Mare Tour of the Tokaido Ikku Jippensha

Hizakurige: A Shanks Mare Tour of the Tokaido

Ikku Jippensha

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Shanks Mare (Hizakurige) follows two amiable scoundrels, Yajirobei and Kitahachi, on a madcap journey of adventure and misadventure along the great highway leading from Tokyo to Kyoto. The lusty tale of their disreputable doings is Japans mostMoreShanks Mare (Hizakurige) follows two amiable scoundrels, Yajirobei and Kitahachi, on a madcap journey of adventure and misadventure along the great highway leading from Tokyo to Kyoto. The lusty tale of their disreputable doings is Japans most celebrated comic novel. Issued serially in 1802, Hizakurige was a tremendous success both with readers of its own time and with later generations. The books earthy humor typifies the brash and devil-may-care attitude of the residents of Tokyo, both then and now.--BOOK JACKET.