Beneath the shade of towering pines, Maiko Beach recedes into the blue horizon. In this design, Hiroshige incorporates elements of one-point perspective. Following the diagonal of the coast, the pines grow smaller towards a vanishing point to the right edge of the horizon line. He heightens this sense of distance through the truncated pine to the far left. As the trunk grows beyond the left margin, a single bough cuts back into the frame. Between the closeness of the first pine and the use of one-point perspective, Hiroshige creates a tangible sense of distance. Today, the former Harima Province belongs to southwestern Hyogo Prefecture.