Known as one of Japan’s “Three Famous Views” (Nihon Sankei), the pine-covered islands of Matsushima appear in miniature from Mount Tomi. This elevated mountain perch is considered the “Beautiful View” (reikan) of the “Four Great Views” of Matsushima. Between this almost aerial viewpoint and the labeled islands, this design evokes the illustrations in the travel guides that inspired Hiroshige’s designs. Today, Matsushima remains a popular tourist location in Miyagi Prefecture. The former Mutsu Province is now split between modern Miyagi, Fukushima, Iwate, Aomori, and Akita Prefectures.