Station #42: There were many rivers flowing into Ise Bay between Miya and Kuwana, so travelers avoided the problem by making their journey by boat. It was a pleasant voyage and restful as we can see there are just sleepy heads visible under the sails. Beyond the ships are the great walls of Kuwana castle, their unique dry stone construction helped them withstand the frequent earthquakes that plague Japan. Kuwana was famous for broiled clams. Some Tokaido guides devoted their pages exclusively to discussions of where to get the freshest local delicacies and included critiques of restaurants.
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