Ōiso: The Rain of Tora
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
In the Edo period (1603-1868), Ōiso was the setting for a kabuki play, Ōiso Tora Ossana Monogatari (The Youth of Tora of Ōiso), about a courtesan named Tora and her motherly love for her child. The print's subtitle alludes to Tora's weeping in the drama.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.