Shiba Park is one of Tokyo's 'famous sites', making this print a good souvenir for visitors. The seasonal reference of the snow follows the 'ukiyo-e' convention, while the chiaroscuro and absence of outline indicate the influence of watercolour painting: a reassuring blend of the traditional and the modern, with richly overlaid colours creating subtlety and depth.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.284.
Shiba kôen no yuki
Place where the work was made
24.1 x 36.5 cm
Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink "Hasui [and artist's seal]". Signed l.r., pencil "Hasui Kawase". Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Individuality in early 20th century works on paper', Sydney, 2003, 284 (colour illus.).