Detail View

Morning on Daikon Gashi (Daikon Wharf) from the series, Twenty Views of Tokyo
Date: 1927
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (36.5 x 24.1 cm) sheet: 15 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (39.4 x 25.7 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: color woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Alice and Eric Jensen
Label Text: Morning light gradually reveals the distant skyline as mist rises from the quiet canal. The work day is beginning with modest foot traffic across the bridge. Power lines and poles—indications of Japan’s rapid modernization—are silhouetted against the sky. Hasui Kawase was one of the most popular artists designing images to be carved and printed for shin-hanga publisher Shozaburo Watanabe. Kawase traveled throughout Japan in order to capture picturesque scenes.
Object Number: 2011.61
Currently on view