Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). <em>Plum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no Umezono), No. 27 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo</em>, 2nd month of1857. Woodblock print, Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.27 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 30.1478.27_PS1.jpg)

Plum Garden, Kamata (Kamata no Umezono), No. 27 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Artist:Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)

Medium: Woodblock print

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Dates:2nd month of1857

Dimensions: Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 22.9 cm) Sheet: 14 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (36.8 x 23.5 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 2N12, A408

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Accession Number: 30.1478.27

Image: 30.1478.27_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
View of the extensive Plum Garden in the Kamata area. The estate which was open to the public complete with teahouses and a restaurant dated from the early Bunsei Period (1818-1830) and came to be known as the "Plum Mansion" (Umeyashiki), with its several hundred trees extending into the distance. The owner of the mansion was a medicine dealer from Omori, whose chief product was a cold remedy called Wachusan. The structure on the right is an indigo cushioned palanquin of the simple A-frame type known as a "yamakago" ("mountain palanquin") and was used widely for travel in Japan, suggesting that a traveler had stopped off from nearby Tokaido for a rest, leaving an over garment on top.

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