Far above the Katsura River, travelers cross through a canopy of autumn leaves on the Monkey Bridge. Through abbreviated figures and a low vantage point, Hiroshige emphasizes the height of the bridge as well as the wonder of its construction. In a design known as hanebashi, cantilever beams are set in the opposing cliff faces to support the bridge above. The Monkey Bridge is considered one of Japan’s most famous bridges and can still be visited today. Though Hiroshige likely relied on the accounts of others for many sites in this series, it is thought that he experienced this famous bridge firsthand in 1823. The former Kai Province is part of modern Yamanashi Prefecture.