Hara: Mount Fuji in the Morning
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
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.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.