Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Moto-Hachiman Shrine, Sunamura
From the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), 1856
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991
Sunamura, the land upon which Moto-Hachiman Shrine was erected, is itself in artificial construction, reclaimed from the waters of Edo Bay by the family of entrepreneur Sunamura Shinzaemon (1601–68) around 1681.
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