Oiso is 3 km away from Hiratsuka. This picture is known as “Toraga ame” (literally “Tora’s rain”), and is one of the finest works among the entire series. We can see windswept pine trees on the edge of the rice field and Sagami Bay further away in the distance. Hiroshige depicts the contrast between the slightly clearer tone of the sky on the horizon and the slightly darkener part under the rainclouds. At the entrance to the station, a traveler on horseback wearing a raincoat, a farmer coming back from the field and people with umbrellas give off a sense of loneliness. The name of the picture comes from a prostitute named Tora, the lover of Juro Soga in a famous kabuki story, who was from Oiso. When Juro decided to seek revenge, the pair broke up, causing Tora to weep bitterly. Her tears became raindrops, and, as a result, the rain in May of the old lunar calendar became known as “Toraga ame”.