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    Yoshiwara is the fifteenth station on the Tokaido road (it has nothing to do with the Yoshiwara in Tokyo, the “pleasure quarter”). As the road doubles back here, Fuji is seen on the left, uniquely; Hiroshige’s print only hints at this. The views were always taken as if the traveller was moving southwards, from Edo to Kyoto, therefore Fuji is always on the right.

    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. 19 on p. 13, illus. p. 31 pl. 19

Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), no. 4, illus. p. 45

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