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Here Mount Fuji is viewed beyond a waterfall. On the paths to the left and right two lone figures are trudging upwards,carrying heavy loads on their backs. The mountains are printed almost entirely in blue. When brilliantly-coloured ‘Prussian blue’ pigment was first introduced in the 1830s, it was such a novelty that some publishers produced aizuri-e (blue-printed pictures using only shades of blue) for the fascinated public.

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    A view-point in the mountains around the Izu peninsula. The falls would certainly have been accessible as sight-seeing place by the 1850s, and this might represent a more-or-less accurate view; the road clearly continues past the fall, as is indicated top 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. 13 on p. 12, illus. p. 26 pl. 13

Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), no. 48, illus. p. 147

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