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Tokyo Junidai (Twelve Subjects of Tokyo): Komagata Riverbank

Kawase Hasui, Japanese, (1883–1957)

Creation date: Summer 1919
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Clark M. Cavenee
Accession Number: 1946.29.2
Dimensions: 9 3/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (23.81 cm x 36.51 cm)

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4/10/2017 Diana Chou
Kawase Hasui was among the best-known Shin hanga artists to Western audiences. This print from the Series Twelve Subjects of Tokyo portrays a bamboo-gatherer resting on top of his wagon at midday during the Tokyo symmer. Bundles of bamboo block the horizon view but a V-shape opening offers a peek across the Sumida River towards the opposite bank, which seems to be quietly cooling in the breeze.
Last Updated: 6/6/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Eclectic Cat Exhibit , 10/4/1985 - 11/17/1985

Modern Japan: Prints from Taisho Era (1912-1926) & Beyond The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/7/2017 - 8/13/2017


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