Arashiyama, Kyoto
Date 1952
Artist:Kawase Hasui, Japanese, 1883 - 1957
Publisher:Shozaburo Watanabe, Japanese, 1885 - 1962
Dimensions Overall, Image: 9 9/16 x 14 3/8 in. (24.3 x 36.5 cm) Overall: 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (26.7 x 39.4 cm)
Medium Color woodblock print on laid paper
Credit Line Gift of Momotaro Yanagida, Mayor of Moji, Japan, sister city of Norfolk
Description Scene of a wooden bridge in the rain. This print was part of a 12-print commission for a calendar produced for the year 1953 from Pacific Transport Lines, Inc. This print was for the month of June.
Exhibition History"Gifts from Japan: Landscape Woodblocks in the Shin-Hanga Style," Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, March 24 - July 26, 2015.
Object Label Kawase Hasui Japanese, 1883–1957 Arashiyama, Kyoto, 1952 Color woodblock print on laid paper Small figures with umbrellas scurry through the rain across the Togetsu, or Moon Crossing, Bridge near Kyoto. The famously romantic bridge received its name from a poem by Emperor Kameyama (1249–1305), who once went boating nearby on the Ōi River under a full moon. The publisher Watanabe chose this print to represent the month of June in a 1953 calendar commissioned by Pacific Transport Lines, an American company operating cargo steamships between Asian ports, Hawaii, and California. Gift of Momotarō Yanagida, Mayor of Moji, Japan, sister city of Norfolk 61.72.13
Object Number 61.72.13