Koson Ohara, Three Sparrows, Rain

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Koson Ohara (1877-1945)
Title: Three Sparrows in a Rain Shower
Date: 1900-1945
Dimensions: 18.8 x 34.6 cm
Condition report: Minor dark spots on the right side. Small creases on the top edge. Discolouration on the edges from the previous mounting.


Ohara Koson was a prolific printmaker of the twentieth century widely known for his kacho-ga, bird and flower prints. During his study with Kason, he took his artist name Koson, a partial adaptation of his teacher’s name. In 1912, his artist name was changed to Shoson, and would change again to Hoson later in his career.


In this print, three sparrows are depicted standing in the grass. They seem to be standing there for a long time, as the rain shower made their feathers ruffled.

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Artist Name Koson Ohara
Title Three Sparrows in a Rain Shower
Subject Animal & Birds, Modern/Shin-Hanga
Dimensions 18.8 x 34.6 cm