Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Minuma River, Ōmiya"
|Title||Minuma River, Ōmiya|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||One Hundred Views of New Tokyo|
|Edition||S. Watanabe Seal|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Hotei #208|
|Size||15 -1/2 x 10 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Still tipped to the original S. Watanabe folder; never framed or displayed. A rarely seen 1930s nocturnal design.
According to Narazaki, 'The subject of this piece is reminiscent of the well-known work, 'Fireflies in Ochanomizu' by the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. The composition is unified by its dark tones. Two stars sparkle in the sky and fireflies, sprinkling the sky like stars, dance along the pitch-dark riverside. In the center ground, a light shines through the shoji door of a farmhouse in the shadow of the woods, the reflection flickering on the surface of the water'.