From 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo'. Japanese street scene at night, figures with dark shadows and several animals in a street lined with shops. In the sky is a full moon.
Notable for the use of peoples' shadows giving the impression of puppets on a stage; the street was home to the kabuki and bunraku theatres.
There are 3 Kabuki theatres by the right of the street. The town was named "Saruwaka-machi", from Saruwaka Kanzaburo (Nakamura Kanzaburo). He is the founder of Edo Kabuki.
This is no. 90 of the 100 views