Third book of Hokusai’s views of both banks of the Sumida river


In his third book Hokusai continues the journey upstream along the westbank of the Sumida river starting at Sensōji temple, travelling as far north as Inari Myōjin shrine at Massaki, and finally ending up in the Yoshiwara district at New Year’s eve, thus coming full circle with the start of his journey at the dawn of the first day of the New Year in the first images of his first book.

Moving your mouse over the red circles in the following Edo map will again indicate the location of each image in this book, and clicking on any of these circles will transfer you straight away to the corresponding images.

As before, moving your mouse over this map will provide you with the names of a number of Edo bridges (in orange), districts and quarters (in white), temples and shrines (in bright red), and even a hill (in dark brown), as I was able to identify them from the historical Edo maps mentioned on my Glossary and links webpage.


Edo map third book
Hanakawado quarter
Koume village
Imado quarter
Hashiba quarter
Shin Yoshiwara
San'ya
Okawa bridge
Makura bridge
Imado bridge
Sensōji temple
Mimeguri shrine
Ushinogozen shrine
Matsuchiyama
Shōten shrine
Shirahige Myōjin shrine
Inari Myōjin shrine
Mokuboji temple
View of Sensōji temple
View of Mimeguri and Ushinogozen shrine
View of Shōden shrine on Matsuchiyama hill
View of Shirahige Myōjin shrine from Imado
View from Hashiba
View of Mokuboji temple from Inari Myōjin shrine
View of Bishamon shrine in San’ya
New Year’s eve in Yoshiwara

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