Shono: A Rain Shower

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Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )

DATE:
1834
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General Description

The rhythmic patterns of trees and rain convey the driving, enveloping atmosphere of a sudden summer rainstorm, in which travelers rush for shelter. Layers of crisscrossing diagonals create a powerful tension, heightened by the oblique forces of the two figure groups.

Adapted from

Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.