Miho no Matsubara is the name of the famous pine forest that jutsinto Suruga Bay. In this print, the 16th-century warlord Takeda Shingen sits upon a golden cloud, appreciating this famous view of Mt. Fuji. Though depicted in quiet reflection rather than battle, Shingen appears fierce even at rest. Yoshitoshi conveys Shingen’s wild power through his dress: shoes of bearskin, an antler on his helmet and a tiger skin scabbard. He appears engrossed in the beauty of his surroundings, which are described by the poem in the cartouche. It reads: “On the coast at Kiyomi even the sky bars the way/ The moon is blocked by the Miho pine grove."