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Yoroi Ferry, Koami-cho (Yoroi no Watashi Koami-cho), No. 46 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

The Yoroi Ferry, which we see in the distance loaded with a standing crowd, transported passengers across the Nihonbashi River. It owed its name to Minamoto Yoshiie (1041–1108), the medieval warrior who was said to have hung his armor on the pine tree in number 26. Here, so the legend goes, he pacified the waves during a great storm by sacrificing his armor to the angry Dragon King of the sea. Behind the ferry are the warehouses of Koami-chō, which stored rice, soy, and oil for the capital.

Details

  • Title: Yoroi Ferry, Koami-cho (Yoroi no Watashi Koami-cho), No. 46 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: 30.1478.46_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (36.2 x 23.5cm) Image: 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (33.7 x 22.2 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in. (36 x 23.9 cm)
  • Date: 10th month of 1857
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.46

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