Shin Hanga prints
|Design:||Ohara Koson (1877-1945)|
|Title:||Snow at Yanagibashi|
|Size:||36.2 x 23.9 cm (ōban)|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Special effects: embossing (kara-zuri) on the wooden planking of the bridge.
Yanagibashi (i.e., willow bridge) is a bridge crossing the mouth of the Kanda river at the point where it flows into the Sumida river in Edo. The bridge visible in the far distance on the right is Ryōgoku bridge, see also my second website dedicated to the Sumida river here.
Artist’s signature and seal in lower left of the print area:
in which the kanji read:
Publisher’s black 6 mm seal (reading Watanabe in katakana) in the bottom right corner of the print area:
Provenance: Fuji Arts