From the tip of the truncated sail in the foreground, the eye follows the diagonal path of the geese overhead. Beyond the waterside village of Saijo, white castle walls can be seen among the pines, small beneath the mountain range. Measuring 1982 meters high, Mount Ishizuchi is the highest peak on Shikoku. Though today it is known for its steep rock formations that come to a point, Hiroshige presents a flat-topped peak. This characterization of the mountain is consistent with his much consulted source, Exceptional Mountain and Water Landscapes (Sansui kikan, 1800-1802), illustrated by Fuchigami Kyokko (1753-1816).[ 1] Today, the former Iyo Province belongs to modern Ehime Prefecture.
 Jansen, Hiroshige’s Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces, 142.