Yoshiwara: Mount Fuji on the Left

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

Travelers from Edo (now Tōkyō) to Kyōto moved in a general southwesterly or westerly direction, with Mt. Fuji on their right; however, this zigzagging section of road near Yoshiwara was famous as the only point where Mt. Fuji appeared on the traveler's left.

Excerpt from

Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.