Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: ca. 1833–34
Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (22.5 x 34.9 cm)
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: JP2492
Deep snow covers the slope of Kanbara in the evening. Fresh flakes falling on the houses, trees, and mountains create a quiet that is broken only by the implied crunch of travelers' footsteps in the snow. This scene is almost entirely imaginary; it rarely snows in the Kanbara area, in present-day Shizuoka Prefecture.