Hara: Mount Fuji in the Morning


Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

more object details

General Description

The town of Hara offered an unobstructed view of Mt. Fuji, which Andō Hiroshige exaggerated by extending the peak into the margin of the print. The stretch of road from Hara to Yoshiwara (1984.202.15) was the closest section of the Tōkaidō to Mt. Fuji, which rises some 25 miles to the north.

Excerpt from

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