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An image of Rain at the great bridge in Sanjô, Kyoto by ASAHI Yasuhiro

ASAHI Yasuhiro

(Japan 1900 – 1956)

Rain at the great bridge in Sanjô, Kyoto, from the series New hundred views of Japan
Alternative title:
Shin Nihon hyakkei: 16 Kyô Sanjô Ohashi no ame
Place of origin
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
circa 1940
Media category
Materials used
colour woodcut

22.2 x 30.0 cm image; 25.0 x 32.3 cm mount

Signature & date
Signed l.l. in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Asahi" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 1997
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

This series of prints is a unique set of prints in two ways: at least thirty contemporary artists collaborated in a single series of landscape prints, depicting both famous places & scenery of modern urban life. This series is a product of the Creative Print Movement, a modern movement in printmaking which began early in the 20th century by artists who designed, blockcut & printed their own work with a clear intention of creating works of art as opposed to `surimono', reproductions. Due to the intensification of WWII, publication of the series was stopped by the Japanese authorities who feared that the interior of Japan would become known to its enemies.