The Sumida River is quiet as the morning glow blushes above a blanket of snow. As few boats take to the river in the chill, a trio of small birds float on the calm water. In the foreground, Matsuchiyama Shoden Honryu Temple rises from the snow on the right bank, while the canal to its left leads from the Sumida River to the Shin Yoshiwara, Edo’s legalized pleasure district. Though Musashi Province belongs to modern Tokyo Metropolis, Hiroshige’s tranquil winter scene offers no hint of the bustling city we know today. In addition to Tokyo, the former Musashi Province belongs to part of modern Kanagawa Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture.