Sugatami Bridge, Omokage Bridge, and Jariba at Takata, No. 116 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
This scene portrays samurai retainers practicing military skills at the Takata Riding Grounds in the hilly northwestern suburbs of Edo. It is a reminder that half of Edo's population consisted of a hereditary warrior class that, even after more than two centuries of peace, was still expected to maintain its military skills. The practice of the martial arts was on the rise at the time this print appeared, reflecting a mounting foreign crisis and a heightened governmental emphasis on education and training.
1st 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)
Gift of Anna Ferris
This view looks north over the Kanda Aqueduct. The gold area was known as Hikawa Ricefields, after the Hikawa Shrine, whose roof can be seen under the red cloud band. In the distance is a bluff where Gakushuin University is presently located. The earth-covered bridge over the Kanda Aqueduct is Omokage Bridge, and the small plank bridge through the paddies is the Sugatami Bridge. There is some confusion over the two bridge names; some gazetteers claim that both names were used interchangeably for the same bridge, the one over Kanda Aqueduct. Both bridge names share the same meaning: "reflection bridge," probably derived from the large Mirror Pond (Kagaminoike) which once filled this area. Hidden in the trees, across from Hikawa Shrine, is the temple of Nanzoin. The small settlement around the temple was known as Jariba (Gravel Pit).
This item is not on view
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Sugatami Bridge, Omokage Bridge, and Jariba at Takata, No. 116 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1st 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, 30.1478.116 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 30.1478.116_PS1.jpg)
overall, 30.1478.116_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
No known copyright restrictions
This work may be in the public domain in the United States. Works created by United States and non-United States nationals published prior to 1923 are in the public domain, subject to the terms of any applicable treaty or agreement.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this work. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties, such as artists or artists' heirs holding the rights to the work. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.
The Brooklyn Museum makes no representations or warranties with respect to the application or terms of any international agreement governing copyright protection in the United States for works created by foreign nationals.
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.