At times, travel required some innovative solutions. High above a rushing river, travelers cross the gorge in a basket ferry. Suspended on anchored lines, the baskets and their riders are carefully ferried through the air by ropes manned on either side. Though Hiroshige depicts the technical details of this rope system, he likely never experienced it himself. Instead, he found these details in the designs of others, perhaps an illustration by his teacher Utagawa Toyohiro in the novel The Legend of the Floating Peony (1809). Today, Hida Province belongs to northern Gifu Prefecture.
 Jansen, Hiroshige’s Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces, 68.