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Yatsukoji, Inside Sujikai Gate, No. 9 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Unlike Western plazas, Japanese urban hirokōi, or "broad spaces," were for passage rather than for gathering. Open public space on such a scale was unusual in Edo. Here it was made possible by the demands of constant traffic and by the government's insistence on creating a firebreak. Edo was one of the largest wood-built cities in the world and suffered many fires.

Details

  • Title: Yatsukoji, Inside Sujikai Gate, No. 9 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: 30.1478.9_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 3/8 x 8 15/16 in. (34 x 22.7 cm) Sheet: 14 1/4 x 9 3/16 in. (36.2 x 23.3 cm)
  • Date: 11th month of 1857
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.9

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