In this area, the Sumidagawa River was called Asakusagawa. Behind the gates of Asakusa Gomon were the government rice warehouses of Asakusa Gozo. Warehouses were located on eight berths, as rice was delivered on ships. Between the fourth and fifth berths the pine of Suby grew. “Suby” means “from the beginning to the horse”. The first pine was broken by a strong wind and a new one was planted in its place. The silhouette of a pine tree with spreading branches stood out against the background of warehouse buildings, it was especially well seen from the river.
Nearby was the quarter of
The sky in the late engraving is not just dark, almost black, as in the first version, but dark blue with a dark strip at the top edge. It is brightened at the horizon by a bright yellow stripe, turning into almost white.