22. Mount Fuji from the Sumida River in Edo
"And so I come to the place of crossing. The print shows a ferryman bearing a number of people across the river into the city and evening. Fuji lies dark and brooding in the farthest distance. Here I do think of Charon, but the thought is not so unwelcome as it once might have been."
From too much love of living,
- from 24 Views
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no life lives for ever;
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.
- from The Garden of Proserpine, by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Ryogoku Bridge spans the background. Rain is suggested by the darkened sky, and the umbrella held by one of the passengers on the ferry.