Kiyochika: Night Rain in Yanagihara

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Night Rain in Yanagihara
Date: 1881

A jinriksha driver calls out to pedestrians on a rainy night in Adachi Ward. Everyone is turned away from the viewer, accentuating the feelings of alienation many people experienced during the Meiji period. A dog begs for food or attention, but the driver ignores the dog the way the pedestrians ignore the driver. The few figures that do not carry lanterns look almost wraithlike in the darkness.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban horizontal
Publisher: Fukada Komajirô
Signature: Kobayashi Kiyochika hitsu