After traveling about fifteen miles across a section of Ise Bay, travelers on the Tokaido reached the port of Kuwana. The boat trip is reputed to have been interesting, and travelers could look forward to eating the famous broiled clams of Kuwana upon their arrival. Kuwana Castle stood at the entrance of the port. Today the buildings are gone, but a portion of the stone wall remains.
Hiroshige chose to symbolize Kuwana with two boats in the foreground and the castle in the background. The composition of the print is very tight, and the deep blue of the sea is extremely beautiful.