Evening Moon in Kobe (Kobe no yoizuki)

Maker(s)
Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, January 1920
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.3 x 48.1 cm (11 9/16 x 18 15/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Japan, moon, night, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

A white crescent of unprinted paper represents the moon in the darkening sky over a hilly residential neighborhood in Kobe, a major port located on Osaka Bay. Against the dominant tones of blue, gray, and black, carefully graded reddish colors represent lamplight in the houses and the last faint glow of the setting sun reflected from the clouds. This print was one of three landscapes designed by Goyo in January of 1920.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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