A Farmhouse in Autumn, Ayashi, Miyagi Prefecture
Date 1946
Artist:Kawase Hasui, Japanese, 1883 - 1957
Publisher:Shozaburo Watanabe, Japanese, 1885 - 1962
Dimensions Overall, Image: 9 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. (24.4 x 33.3 cm) Overall: 10 7/16 x 14 1/2 in. (26.5 x 36.8 cm)
Medium Color woodblock print on laid paper
Credit Line Gift of Momotaro Yanagida, Mayor of Moji, Japan, sister city of Norfolk
Description Farmyard scene with chickens.
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 A Farmhouse in Autumn, Ayashi, Miyagi Prefecture, 1946 Color woodblock print on laid paper The bounty of the harvest fills this farmhouse courtyard, including piles of rice and a string of long, white radishes. Rows of persimmons hang to dry on the far left, a traditional process used to bring out the sweetness in this naturally tart fruit. The dried persimmons, called hoshigaki, are a popular Japanese delicacy. Notice how Kawase Hasui rendered the old-fashioned architecture of this mountain village in precise one-point perspective, a distinctive aspect of Western art embraced by Shin-Hanga artists. Gift of Momotarō Yanagida, Mayor of Moji, Japan, sister city of Norfolk 61.72.10
Object Number 61.72.10