Hiroshi Yoshida 吉田博: In a Temple Yard (Temple Bell Tower) 櫻八題 鐘楼 (SOLD)

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Artist: Hiroshi Yoshida 吉田博: (1876-1950)
Title:  In a Temple Yard (Temple Bell Tower) 櫻八題 鐘楼
Series: Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms (Sakura hachidai)
Date: 1935

Kane zakura, Cherry Blossoms Bell, or Temple Bell Tower. The hakamagoshi type of a shuro (traditional Buddhist temple bell) is shown reflected in the shallow waters that have collected on the temple grounds after a spring rain. Three women in traditional kimono with babies on their backs admire the scene from beneath a large flowering cherry tree. It is possible that some zinc blocks were used in the reflections in the water.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 40.5 x 27.2 cm.
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Ogura, Yoshida Hiroshi zenhangashu (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida), 1987, p. 142, no. 197. See Seattle Art Museum, National Museum of Asian Art collections online.
Seal: Jizuri (“self-printed”) in ink
Signature: Yoshida in ink and Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil