Hasui: Chiisan Chunum Temple, Korea
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Chiisan Chunum Temple, Korea
Date: 1940 (Showa jûgonen saku)
Everyday scene of women working in the courtyard of a Korean community. The women’s white garments are the brightest focus, and our eyes are led there by the diagonal composition. We see to the right a firepit and hanging pots, perhaps for a communal kitchen. These wartime views of Korea must certainly have enjoyed government support, and perhaps even persuasion.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Series: Korean Views Supplement (Chôsen Mizuhara Nishimon)
Dimensions: ôban 39.4 x 27 cm
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: N#444; Hotei #445.