The Inokashira Benten Shrine in Snow


Kawase Hasui – The Inokashira Benten Shrine in Snow (Hasui Kawase – Shatô no yuki)

Japanese woodblock print. The first edition of this design was published in 1929. The current print was printed in the Reiwa period (2019 – present).

The Inokashira Benten Shrine is located on an island in a lake to the West of Tokyo. It has been relatively rare for woodblock print artists to depict it, which might be surprising when seeing the impressive depiction by Kawase Hasui. As always, his mastery of snowscapes is unmistakeble, in this case showing a calm and serene scene with the Benten Shrine surrounded by snow, and reflected in the lake below it.

Image size (excluding margins): 22.0 * 35.0 cm (8.7 * 13.8 in).

The print is in excellent condition.

The pictures shown here are from the print itself.

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