Sep 2, 2005

Snow at Zōjōji

Snow at Zōjōji



Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水

(Japanese, 1883-1957)


Kawaguchi Jirō

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Support: Japanese laid paper

Sheet: 28.1 x 39.9 cm (11 1/16 x 15 11/16 in.); Image: 24 x 36.3 cm (9 7/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2001.146


Did you know?

The first impressions of this print were published by Kawaguchi and Sakai in 1929. This impression was published by Kawaguchi after 1931.


This print shows a figure approaching the gate of the Tokugawa family temple Zōjōji in Tokyo in December. The grounds of this temple are a popular place for a neighborhood stroll. The person is trailed by a dog, whose dark coat is set off by the surrounding snowscape and a well-placed snowflake.

See also
PR - Woodcut
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