Moto-Hachiman Shrine, Sumamura, No. 29 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
In this composition delicately balancing land and water, Hiroshige has hidden from direct view the main object of attraction in the Sunamura area, the Moto-Hachiman Shrine. Only a stone torii, or gate, marking its entrance from the south and a tiny segment of a subshrine that lies behind Hiroshige's signature to the left are visible. The viewpoint is from within the shrine precincts, in front and a bit to the right of the main hall. The pine-lined road that passes by the entrance effectively captures the sense of being at the edge of the water.
4th month of 1856
Edo Period, Ansei Era
Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 22.9 cm)
Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm) (show scale)
Publisher: Shitaya Uo Ei
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Gift of Anna Ferris
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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Moto-Hachiman Shrine, Sumamura, No. 29 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 4th month of 1856. Woodblock print, Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.29 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 30.1478.29_PS1.jpg)
overall, 30.1478.29_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Scene of the Sunamura area, the low, swampy delta area stretching east beyond Fukagawa and the Kiba lumberyards. The Sunamura area was reclaimed from the sea in the mid-seventeenth century and received its name from the entrepreneur who undertook the project. At the right is the stone "tori" marking the entrance to the Moto-Hachiman Shrine. The road that passes by the entrance of the shrine leads to Fukagawa to the right and on to the edge of the Nakagawa River to the left. Today this view looks out over factories, protected by dikes and floodgates in this delta area.
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