Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji: no. 20, The Entrance Gate at Enoshima in Sagami Province


Enoshima is home to a major shrine dedicated to Benzaiten, the Shinto goddess of music. It was a popular pilgrimage destination during the Edo period (1603-1867) and was often depicted in woodblock prints. From the gate at the entrance to the shrine, one can look west across the bay and see in the distance Mt. Fuji.