Kidai Shoran (detail) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin), former collection of Hans-Joachim and Inge Küster, gift of Manfred Bohms 2002, photography: Tadao Kodaira

These vegetable sellers are hawking produce from the nearby Kanda vegetable market. Life in the city was convenient with such peddlers who walked through town with wares suspended from poles on their shoulders. They offered komatsuna, eggplant, daikon radish, carrots, burdock, and potatoes raised by farmers on the outskirts of town. They also sold fish, water, fruit, sweets, cloth, and old clothing.