Hiroshige Ando, Ushimachi, Dogs, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Landscape, Rainbow


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Artist: Hiroshige I Ando (1797-1858)
Title: 81. Ushimachi in Takanawa
Series: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Date: 1857
Dimensions: 23.7 x 37 cm

Approaching the end of Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, the artist brings the viewer to Ushimachi [lit. Ox Town] on the outskirts of the capital. Originally established to house the large amount of construction workers and labour cattle needed for the new city, Hiroshige jocularly echoes the place name by including a close up of an oxcart. Hiroshige’s unique low viewpoint broke away from convention, permitting the viewer to see their city anew and bringing nature to the fore. The vantage point is accented by an echo of crescents from the rainbow, wheel and watermelon rinds, illustrating Hiroshige’s poetic treatment of the everyday.

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