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    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Koson Snow At Yanagibashi


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:

Ohara Koson Seal

in which the kanji read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
shō good omen  
son village Shōson

Publisher’s black 6 mm seal (reading Watanabe in katakana) in the bottom right corner of the print area:



Provenance: Fuji Arts

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