Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: Onmayagashi Yori Ryogoku Bashi Yuhimi (Sunset across the Ryōgoku Bridge from the Bank of the Sumida River at Onmayagashi)

A print from the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series featuring scenes of Mt. Fuji. This scene depicts Ryogoku Bridge surrounded by river traffic and a boat traversing the river at Onmayagashi crowded with various types of passengers, while Mt. Fuji rises in the center of the background amid the sunset.
The main features of the composition are the prow of the boat taking the center location, and the asymmetry attained with the curving bridge and arc of the boat. The depiction of the lively waves may also be considered to be typical of Hokusai.
The name Onmayagashi originates from the fact that the Shogun’s stable, named Onmaya, was located at Asakasa on the west bank of the river during the Edo Era. A ferry landing point linking 1-chome Honjo, Sumida ward, with 2-chome Kuramae, Taito ward, is currently situated at this location.

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