Yoshida: In a Temple YardYoshida: In a Temple Yard
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Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

After a spring rain shower – three mothers with their babies on their backs under blossoming cherry trees . In the background the bell tower of a Buddhist temple.

Title: Shôrô (Bell tower) - In a Temple Yard

Series: Sakura hachi-dai (Eight scenes of cherry blossom)

Signature: Yoshida

Seal: Hiroshi

Date: Shôwa 10 (1935)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 37,5 cm x 24,2 cm (image size)

Very good impression in good colours, slightly faded. Excellent condition. Posthumous, but not new impression from the original blocks.

Ogura Tadao, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing, Tokyo 1991 (2nd ed.), p. 142, No. 197 (Ill.)