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
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.
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