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This print depicts a wintry rural scene on the outskirts of Hamamatsu station. The village and Hamamatsu Castle are visible in the distance. Porters warm themselves by a bonfire while another traveller looks on, pipe in hand, and a peasant woman walks past carrying a child on her back. Bokashi colour gradation is skilfully used to depict the smoke from the bonfire.

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Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), fig. 29 p. 36

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