Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo, No. 107 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
This view looking northwest from Fukagawa Susaki, a spit of land along Edo Bay, toward Jūmantsubo, a tract of land named after its approximate area of one hundred thousand tsubo (about eighty acres), is one of the most dramatic designs of the series. Its appeal lies in the contrast between the powerful form of the eagle as it prepares to dive for prey and the desolate wintry marshes below. As in other views devoid of people, there is still a pervasive human presence—in the roofs huddled to the left, in the poles of the lumber-yards beyond, and, above all, in the lone wooden bucket floating at the edge of the bay, surrounded by water birds on which the eagle seems to have its eye.
5th month of 1857
Edo Period, Ansei Era
Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm)
Image: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (34 x 22.2 cm) (show scale)
Publisher: Shitaya Uo Ei.
Gift of Anna Ferris
This print is one of the three most often cited as favorites in the series, along with the Rain at Ohashi (print 58) and the Foxfires at Oji (print 118). There is a particular appeal in the powerful form of the eagle as it prepares to dive for prey in the wintry marshes below. The back of the eagle is enhanced with glinting mica and the three claws seen here are coated in shiny gloss. In the distance is the snow-capped form of Mount Tsukuba. Fukagawa Susaki was a portion of land along Edo Bay that had a popular Benten shrine at the tip and that also offered excellent shellfish gathering at low tide in the spring. The view here is from Fukagawa Susaki toward Jumantsubo, a large tract of land that corresponds to the present Senda and Sengoku 2-3 chome neighborhoods in Koto Ward. This area was reclaimed from the marshes in 1723-1726 and named after its approximate area. In Hiroshige's time it was occupied in part by one of the suburban daimyo estates.
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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo, No. 107 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 5th month of 1857. Woodblock print, Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.107 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 30.1478.107_PS1.jpg)
overall, 30.1478.107_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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