Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Uoya Eikichi (Japanese, ca. 1855–1866)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
14 1/2 × 10 × 1 1/4 in. (36.8 × 25.4 × 3.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
Winter weather was perfect for drying textiles, but the fire tower in the background recalls the devastation that dry winds can spread. When the wind itself was strong enough to ring the bell in the tower, townspeople were alerted to take special care.