Maisaka: View of Imagiri
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
The mouth of Lake Hamana, where it joins the Pacific Ocean, is known as Imagiri (literally, 'now broken'). In 1499, an earthquake and tidal wave washed away the land which separated the two bodies of water.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.