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    The print represents a place where the Tokaido road passes close to the seacoast; a road was cut in the late seventeenth century on the cliff at the left. The design owes much to Hokusai, with the overarching wave breaking up at the top into specks of foam. The chidori, plovers or “wave-birds” are less obviously representing this foam than they are in the older artist’s designs. This is usually regarded as the masterpiece of the series.

    In: Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Mount Fuji: A Selection of Woodblock Print Views of Mount Fuji, Including Examples from the Series 'The Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji', of 1858-9, by Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001)

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Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Mount Fuji: A Selection of Woodblock Print Views of Mount Fuji, Including Examples from the Series 'The Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji', of 1858-9, by Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001), no. 12 on p. 12, illus. p. 25 pl. 12

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