Under Ueno mountain’s gate

Spring

Hiroshige’s work is looking up the hill. This is the opposite view from Ueno station, Sakashita gate looking down on famous Ameyoko.

Notes

The name “Ameyoko” is a short form for “Ameya Yokocho” (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. Alternatively, “Ame” also stands for “America”, because a lot of American products used to be available there when the street was the site of a black market in the years following World War Two.