Kawase Hasui

Komagata River Bank (1919) - Canvas Black Frame

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About The Art

This view of a bamboo yard in Tokyo alongside the Komagata River is from Hasui's first print series - Twelve Scenes of Tokyo. In a romanticized view of rapidly modernizing Tokyo, Hasui's scenes often make it appear as a sleepy hamlet, rather than the burgeoning metropolis it was.

A worker naps on top of his cart in the heat of a summer's day. The bamboo stacks fall apart to reveal a cooling sliver of blue, poetically echoing the moment's respite of the workman and his horse. 

Kawase Hasui spoke of this print:

"This is from a sketch that I made one summer afternoon in the front of a bamboo shop at the Komagata river-bank in Asakusa. One can see the other side of the river through the bamboo stalks, which are stacked side by side, in the shape of a half-opened fan. I thought the mood conveyed by the horse standing listlessly and the drayman slumbering on his dray was very summer-like."

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Our new canvas prints are are professionally framed creating an elegant and upscale look ready to hang right out of the box.  No more unfinished raw canvas wrapped edges. You have the best of both a beautifully crafted wood frame and the texture of canvas

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