Hasui: Kami(no) Bridge, Fukagawa
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Kami(no) Bridge, Fukagawa
Hasui himself wrote the following about this print in his diary: “The wooden Kami(no) Bridge connects the Fukagawa districts of Saga and Kiyosumi. The setting in this work is a summer evening. The shadows beneath the bridge at twilight contrast the light of the sunset, creating a fine impression. A sailboat moves slowly down the river: this ordinary scene was one that delighted me. Across the river is Nakazu. No incongruous western-style buildings are visible there, and I could not help but think that this area recalled the period when Hokusai designed his Sumidagawa ryôgan ichiran”. From the series “Twelve Scenes of Tokyo”. The sky and water in this print is much more orange than the print depicted in Narazaki and Hotei, and the colors overall are darker. Assumedly a variant, as yet unpublished.
Literature: N#31; H#31
Signature: Hasui with his seal