Shoda Koho, "Lake Biwa"
Pickup currently unavailable
Originally produced in c. 1930s, the night scene prints of Hasegawa/Nishinomiya are atmospheric and unburdened by large amounts of color. Dominated by palettes of blue and black, the simplicity of the designs are striking. In this woodblock print, a couple sets off on a boat in Lake Biwa on a clear evening. The glow of the lantern on the boat and in the distance is contrasted beautifully with the dark colors.
Date: c. 1930s
Publisher: Nishinomiya (later edition)
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 20” x 1/2”, Classic Wood, Ebony
Little is known about the artists employed by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya to produce these series of prints. The artists who produced these prints include Eijiro, Shoda Koho, Yoshimoto Gesso, and Arai Yoshimune.