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Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine, No. 41 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine was not as culturally lofty as this image suggests. Within the shrine precinct itself was located a theater and numerous tea stalls, and the bustling street was known throughout Japan for the prostitutes who plied their trade there.

lchigaya Hachiman was located at the western edge of a long bluff that in the Edo period was one of the estates of the Tokugawa family of Owari (Nagoya), and a watchtower and part of the outer barrack walls of the Owari mansion can be seen at the upper left. It was there that the novelist Mishima Yukio performed his dramatic ritual suicide in 1970.

This print is one of three in the series that have been ascribed to Hiroshige II.

Details

  • Title: Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine, No. 41 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: 30.1478.41_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: 14 3/16 x 9 5/16in. (36 x 23.7cm) Image: 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (33.6 x 22.2 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 5/16 in. (36 x 23.7 cm)
  • Date: 10th month of 1858
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.41

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