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Kawase Hasui

Evening at Soemoncho (1933) - Framed & Mounted Print

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    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

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  • About the Art

    Before the second world war, the district of Soemoncho in Osaka was a bustling social center. Serving as an important stop for merchants and sailors arriving by river, there were many ways to spend time at leisure, with hundreds of tea houses, courtesans and as many as 600 geisha.

    Spending your evenings at Soemoncho, and even being the subject of romantic gossip was considered a symbol of high status, and way to secure fame in the city.

    Hasui captures a moment of relative stillness, as two ornately-dressed geisha walk past an open door with light streaming towards them, almost acting as a spotlight. A few other figures make their way along the street.

    Given the low-energy of the street, the bowed heads of the pedestrians and the hint of the glow of a rising sun in the night sky, it's possible we are seeing people beginning to head home in the early hours of the morning.

    This print hails from Hasui's series: “Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai Edition”, drawn on his travels to Nara, Kyoto and Osaka in 1933.

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