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Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada From Yamashita-Cho, No. 3 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

In this view looking westward from a commoner neighborhood (Yamashita-chō) toward the daimyo, or military lord, district of Soto-Sakurada, Hiroshige represents children's games and activities associated with the New Year's holiday. Projecting discreetly from either side—the one on the left from behind a close detail of the New Year's kadomatsu, or gate pine—are paddles for a game similar to badminton with the shuttlecock posed in midair. In the distance, kites dance whimsically against the upper margin.

Details

  • Title: Hibiya and Soto-Sakurada From Yamashita-Cho, No. 3 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: 30.1478.3_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (33.7 x 21.9 cm) Sheet: 14 3/8 x 9 3/16 in. (36.5 x 23.3 cm)
  • Date: 12th month of 1857
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.3

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