Medium and Support:
Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
13 5/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. (33.81 cm x 22.07 cm)
Currently on view
In one of the most dramatic scenes of the series, a golden eagle swoops down towards a bevy of water birds gathered around a lone bucket floating in Edo Bay. This eagle probably refers to the eagle deity Washi Daimy?jin, whose shrine was located at the site of a winter festival.
The place names in the title refer to tracts of land. Fukagawa Susaki is the name of the promontory, which is the vantage point from which this scene is being viewed. It is the site of a famous temple to the god Benten, who was worshipped for good luck in the New Year. J?mantsubo, which means “one hundred thousand tsubo” (about eighty acres), is the name of the reclaimed suburban marshland, here shown covered with snow, owned by a feudal samurai lord.
Last Updated: 7/15/2019