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Maker(s):Yoshida Hiroshi
Culture:Japanese (1876-1950)
Title:Kyoto no yoru (Night in Kyoto)
Date Made:1933 (Shōwa 8)
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet: 15 7/8 in x 10 11/16 in; 40.3 cm x 27.1 cm; Image: 14 3/4 in x 9 11/16 in; 37.5 cm x 24.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (brush and black ink, within image): [Yoshida, Japanese character]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Hiroshi Yoshida; MONOGRAM: recto, lwr. r. (stamp and red ink, within image): [Hiroshi, Japanese character]; STAMP: recto, ctr. l. (stamp and black ink): [Jizuri, Japanese character]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (etching): [Kyoto no yoru, Japanese character]; DATE: recto, ctr. l. (etching): [Shōwa hachi nen saku, Japanese character]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): Night in Kyoto; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): 17
Accession Number:  MH 1964.123.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Dorothy L. Blair (Class of 1914)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A street scene in Kyoto at night. Although the rain has stopped, the street is slick and wet. Two women call at a Japanese style restaurant; a lantern advertises as the "Koraku."

landscapes; cities; rain; night; light

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