A village by a lake is shown in the snow. Several travelers are walking in the streets. The snow is steadily fallling and covers their hats, the roofs of the houses, the trees and the mountains. The title is in the upper right corner in a red box.
A procession enters the village of Fujikawa, the 37th stop along the Tokaido Road. Many feudal lords travelled the road, so many stations, much like Fujikawa, would have had multiple inns for travelers.
Several travelers are walking up along the mountain path. Some carry heavy goods, and some hold touches. There are trees on the edge of the road. A river flows below cut a steep-sided canyon between the two mountains. The title is written in the red box on the right side of the print, and there is also a yellow box next to it and a red box on the lower left side.
From the 'Vertical Tokaido' series, travelers make their way up the steep climb of Hakone, considered one of the most difficult portions of the Tokaido road. The travelers must also be prepared for attack by roaming bandits.
In neg., l.c.: Arc Antique a Orange No 2 E. Baldus On mount, stamped, l.l.: Latin Department/University of Michigan In ink, l.l.: 3841/F(?) 04 Stamped, l.r.: E. Baldus Blindstamp, l.r.: Architectural and Decorative/Books/Albert Levy/n.y. New York/ 77. University Place.77 In pencil, l.r.: 85.8 In pencil, verso: Archt Dept.