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100 Famous Views of Edo: Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo

Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, (1797–1858)

Creation date: 1857
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
Accession Number: 1957.248
State/Province: Hokkaido Prefecture
Dimensions: 13 5/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. (33.81 cm x 22.07 cm)
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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

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Look.React.Engage: The Art of Collecting at Two San Diego Museums California Center for the Arts, Escondido , 5/6/2003 - 7/20/2003

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Andreas Marks and Dr. Sonya Quintanilla. Dreams and Diversions University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA, 2010


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