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Yanagishima, No. 32 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Hidden in the trees against the left margin of this print is a large temple building called Myōken Hall. The worship of the Bodhisattva Myōken, the deification of the Big Dipper, was widespread in Edo, particularly among entertainers, and this temple at Yanagishima was the center of the cult.

In the center of the print is the restaurant Hashimoto, which Hiroshige pictures with its windows bright and beckoning. Beyond these two famous attractions is a rural landscape with the familiar shape of Mount Tsukuba looming far above.

Details

  • Title: Yanagishima, No. 32 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: 30.1478.32_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 22.9 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm)
  • Date: 4th month of 1857
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.32

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