Jul 8, 2014

Night Rain at Karasaki, from the series Eight Views of Ōmi

Night Rain at Karasaki, from the series Eight Views of Ōmi

c. 1835

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重

(Japanese, 1797-1858)

Color woodblock print

Image: 22.8 x 35.3 cm (9 x 13 7/8 in.); with margins: 24.4 x 36.8 cm (9 5/8 x 14 1/2 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.312



The Kawasaki Pine was a famous site on the shores of Lake Biwa. Its branches, supported by bamboo trellises, shelter a shrine beneath. The rain is represented by fine, printed vertical lines.

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