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Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi l-Chome, No. 51 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Hiroshige here depicts the Sannō Shrine Festival at the symbolic moment when the festival procession enters Edo Castle from the Kojimachi quarter at the very center of the city. The entire procession, which occurred between the tenth and sixteenth days of the sixth month, consisted of more than fifty large and lavishly decorated floats, of which Hiroshige provides only a hint. The two floats here come from two of the city's oldest commoner districts. The float in the distance represents a monkey, while the one in the foreground is an ornamental rooster perched on a large legendary Chinese "drum of admonition" that sage-kings used to summon and chastise their subjects.

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  • Title: Sanno Festival Procession at Kojimachi l-Chome, No. 51 from 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: 30.1478.51_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (33.9 x 22.2 cm) Sheet: 14 5/16 x 9 5/16 in. (36.4 x 23.7 cm)
  • Date: 7th month of 1856
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.51

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