Hiroshi Yoshida, Little Temple Gate, Landscape, Shin Hanga, Tea House, Cherry Blossoms, Ukiyo-e

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Artist: Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)
Title: A Little Temple Gate
Date: 1933
Dimensions: 27.8 x 40 cm
Condition: Edges slightly darkened. Pinholes top and bottom left corners. Faint dark smudges along left and right margins.

Hiroshi Yoshida was in the habit of signing his prints in both Japanese and English. In this case, the Japanese title translates to “Bunnosuke Tea House”, whereas the English title reads “A Little Temple Gate”. Both are probably accurate. as the tea house in question could be part of a temple complex.

The print places the viewer across the street from the temple gate. It shows the road, a little stream, the sidewalk and, finally, the gate. The latter is decorated with lanterns dedicated to the god Daikokuten who is a household deity associated with wealth and prosperity. Slightly lower, at the left side of the entrance, a round board lists the tea house’s menu. Looking through the gate, two people can be seen conversing and beyond them the viewer gets a glimpse of the temple grounds where a flowering cherry blossom tree can be seen, placing this scene in spring.

Original pencil signature on the bottom edge.

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