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Title

Snow continues to fall

April 1978

Artist

Akiyama Iwao

Japan

1921 – 2014

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Yuki furishikiru
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    April 1978
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Dimensions
    45.5 x 30.5 cm image
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Japanese, pencil "Akiyama Iwao" [and artist's seal]. Dated l.l., pencil "AP. 1978".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by Yasuko Myer 1986
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    67.1986
    Copyright
    © AKIYAMA Iwao

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    Akiyama Iwao

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    In his prints Akiyama combines the fresh naivety of the Japanese folk art tradition, as well as its rough technique and hand-made paper, with the more sophisticated tradition of 'haiga', the union of sketches and 'haiku' poems. 'Haiku' are the succinct 17 syllable poems in which what is implied is more significant than what is stated. This print depicts a pilgrim climbing the snowy slopes of Mt. Fuji with the passage in the centre reading: "'Throughout life's journey, snow continues to fall' by Santôka." (Taneda SANTÔKA (1881-1940) was a free style Haiku poet). This print is most appealing in its balance of simple but bold shapes and calligraphy against the whimsical portrayal of the pilgrim.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 1986.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

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