At Ainoyama, performers allow people to throw coins at their faces while they "play on the samisen and sing a song which nobody understands." Kita gets frustrated at not being able to hit the players, and so throws a pebble instead of a coin. The girl catches the pebble in her mouth, and spits it out so that it hits Yaji on the face and makes him yell.
woodblock print by Tamenobu Fujikawa, dated from my collection. One of the series "Tokaido Meisho Hizakurige" depicting scenes from the comic novel "Tōkaidōchū Hizakurige" ("Shank's Mare") by Jippensha Ikku, about the misadventures of two trav
Specializing in fine Century Japanese Woodblock Prints: Shotei, Takahashi -
Hasegawa Sadanobu I: Sheet 9 from the series Cutout Pictures of One Hundred Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei harimaze), copied from the Hundred Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei) by Hiroshige I - Museum of Fine Arts