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Armor-Hanging Pine, Hakkeisaka, No. 26 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

The "Armor-Hanging Pine" was a grand, oddly shaped tree from which, legend has it, the warrior Minamoto Yoshiie (1041–1108) hung his armor when he rested there on his way north to subjugate the Abe clan. By Hiroshige's time, the tree would have been about eight hundred years old. The bluff on which it stood—Hakkeizaka, or "Eight Views Slope"—was named for its panorama. The teahouses suggest that it was a popular place for relaxation.

Details

  • Title: Armor-Hanging Pine, Hakkeisaka, No. 26 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858).
  • Original Source: Brooklyn Museum collection
  • Medium: Woodblock print on paper
  • Rights: no known copyright restrictions
  • File name: 30.1478.26_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 11/16 x 8 7/8 in. (34.8 x 22.5 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm)
  • Date: 5th month of 1856
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.26

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