After many times destroyed by water, the government decided to build a new bridge. A ferry-boat crosses the river, and it is only 136 yards out. The passengers are waiting on the further bank in front of a cluster of houses. Mt. Fuji is seen in the distance. Close to the further bank is a man on a raft. Travelers crossing the river here by ferryboat may have felt they were being carried toward a different world. On the other hand, those returning to Edo looked forward to re-entering their familiar homeland. This desolate area along the seashore is now a industrial area of Japan.