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Mount Fuji is shown in winter, seen from the moat of Edo Castle (now Tokyo’s Imperial Palace), the rampart of the castle visible on the right. In the centre porters carry their across the water towards Sukiya Gate. In the background can be seen the long outer walls of the Edo residence of the Nabeshima clan, the lords of Saga province.

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    In this snow scene, the outer wall of Edo Castle, now the Imperial palace, rises from the moat. On the left side, then a shore-line, what one would see today is Hibiya-dori, with its high rise buildings, including the Imperial Hotel. Sukiya itself is now laid out in small streets alongside Ginza.

    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. 14 on p. 12, illus. p. 27 pl. 14

Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), no. 41, illus. p. 133

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