I went along to a car boot sale in Bristol this morning and look what was waiting for me for the small price of £2:
This ukiyo-e (浮世絵) print is ‘Tokaido Ejiri Tago-no-ura’ (東海道江尻田子の浦略図) by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎). The name can be translated as ‘Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri on the Tokaido’. This piece is number 18 from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji (富嶽三十六景). The image references Ejiri-juku (江尻宿), which is the 18th of the 53 stations of the Tokaido. It is located in what is now part of Shimizu-ku in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Of course, it’s just a framed print and probably worth nothing, but it was still a great find and looks lovely on my bedroom wall!