Spring Evening At Kintaikyo Bridge (S1809)

Spring Evening At Kintaikyo Bridge (S1809)

$757.00

This wonderful spring cherry blossom scene at the Kintaibashi is one of Hasui’s best. The beatuiful blossoms in full bloom dominate the foreground in a design reminscent of Hiroshige. A single boatman passes under the traditional old bridge. The five arched Kintaikyo Bridge, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, was built in the late 17th century by Lord Hiroyoshi Kikkawa after the Nishiki River flooded. Considered one of Japan’s most beautiful bridges, its five linked arches form a graceful span across the Nishiki River. Because of its unique shape, it is also known as the Abacus Bridge. Originally constructed in 1673, it was washed away by a flood in 1950 and reconstructed in 1953, precisely replicating the original. An engineering marvel, only clamps and wires (no nails) were used in its construction. Cormorant fishing takes place on the Nishiki River in summer.

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AKA

Bunjiro Hasui

Comments

Format is Oban tate-e. Bears Wanatabe 6 mm seal, consistent with prints made between 1945 until 1957

Numbered

NA

References

No Hotei #503; Art Institute of Chicago 1990.607.526; Kendall H. Brown, p. 546, plate 503

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Dimensions

9.4"x14.2" + margins

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Publisher

Watanabe/Ginaro

Signature

Signature and seal in the image

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