Research: Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: View Prints

Japanese character for seasonSpring

The series opens with spring. Scenes 1 though 42 represent the First to the Third Months, which are considered in Japan to be the spring season. Typically, early spring is marked by the festivities celebrated at the New Year, which begins the season. Blossoming plum trees are associated with the middle of spring, signifying the end of the cold season and the beginning of warm weather. More about Spring.