31  Arai "Picture of Ferryboats"

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The boat with a curtain bearing a family crest stretched along one side, with tall decorative halberds standing erect, and with a streamer flying at its stern is a vessel carrying members of a daimyo procession. The daimyo's attendants on board the accompanying boat in the foreground appear to be somewhat bored and are depicted humorously. The "Arai Checkpoint" can be seen at far right where there is a gate made of black-painted logs and the guard post. All boats from Maisaka were ordered to come alongside the pier in front of the checkpoint. It is said that the inspections here were as strict as those carried out at the Hakone barrier.