Post town
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[ID] 601กกกก( ID:601 )
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[Color] color
[Size] 137x91
[Cabinet] 13-21-0
[Keyword] highway/community/country

The shukuba (post-town) goes back to the Taika Reformation of 645. It developed significantly during the Edo era, and many shukuba towns were formed, such as the Gojusan-tsugi (53 Shukuba) of Tokaido and Rokujunana-tsugi (67 Shukuba) of Nakasendo. A certain number of people and horses were prepared for use by the Shogunate, and transport workers to provide convenience to general travelers also assembled in these towns. Many hotels and tea houses were opened for lodging and rest.