Futakawa, which was a little more than two miles from Shirasuka, is now part of the city of Toyohashi. Hiroshige's print shows a broad plain just outside the town, which was known as Sarugababa. At the extreme left is a tea shop specializing in the local delicacy, sweet rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves. Almost every locality in Japan has some particular type of food associated with its name, and the delight of travelers on the Tokaido was to try as many types as possible. The tea shops selling rice cakes at Sarugababa were so famous that Hiroshige featured them not only in this print, but in the gyösho and reisho prints for Futakawa as well. The picture shown here captures the feel of the pine-studded plain, but is aesthetically among the less interesting in the Tokaido series.