Pagoda of Hommon Temple, Ikegami

Accession Number
1982/1.202

Title
Pagoda of Hommon Temple, Ikegami

Artist(s)
Kawase Hasui

Object Creation Date
1928

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
17 7/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. ( 45.4 cm x 21.6 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label copy
Hasui was well-known for his landscape prints portraying Japanese historical buildings and scenic locations. In this work, he captures the morning sun shining on the upper roofs of a famous pagoda at the Hommon-ji temple. Influenced by Western Impressionism, the artist often depicted the same scenery at different times of the day in order to observe the change of light.
*Gallery Rotation Winter 2011 (January 2011)
Kawase Hasui
Japan, 1883–1957
Pagoda of Hommon Temple, Ikegami
1928
Showa Period (1926–89)
Color woodblock print on paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund, 1982/1.202

Subject matter
Color print of Hommon Temple in Ikegami.


Kawase Hasui

Japan, 1883-1957

 

Pagoda of Hommon Temple, Ikegami 

Shōwa period (1926-1989)

1928

Color woodblock print on paper

Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund, 1982/1.202



Physical Description
Tall color print of Hommon Temple. A bright blue sky characterizes the top portion of the image, getting darker in the lower registers. The spire of the red temple stretches up into the sky.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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pagodas (buildings)
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sky
temples (buildings)
trees

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ FFW, 2nd floor ➜ 216 (Japanese Gallery)