Panoramic Views on Both Banks of the Sumida River Third Volume (Total of Three Volumes): Shirahige no Kijimatsu Imado no Yu-Keburi
The Panoramic Views on Both Banks of the Sumida River is a series of comical tanka prints consisting of 25 prints in three volumes portraying a portion of both banks of the Sumida River from Takanawa to Yoshiwara, and this print comes from the third volume. The right-hand side of the print shows roof slates being fired under an autumn sunset in Imado (currently Imado, Taito-ku), as well as two people carrying the slates while conversing and a boat loaded with slates. A copse of trees around the Shirahige Myojin Shrine (currently the Shirahige Shrine), which is known for its scenic beauty, can be seen in the distance, and the movement of a white egret on the right-hand side provides an accent. Katsushika Hokusai created this print between the age of 40 and 47.