Abloom in vibrant pink, “Cherry Blossom Island” (Sakurajima) rises from Kagoshima Bay. As the island’s volcanic peak rises above the horizon, it’s jagged top suggests the active vent within. Sakurajima remains Japan’s most active volcano. Its eruption in 1914 connected the island to Osumi Peninsula. A painted impression of this design can be seen in the American artist James McNeil Whistler’s Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (1864). In it, the model Joanna Hiffernan holds this design in her hand, surrounded by other ukiyo-e and objects from Whistler’s personal collection of Japanese art. Today, the former Osumi Province belongs to eastern Kagoshima Prefecture.