Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki Prefecture

Title: Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki Prefecture
Creator: Kawase Hasui
Period: Shôwa
Date: 1936
Culture: Japan
Series: N/A
Medium: woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions: 25 x 35 cm
RepositoryWetmore Print Collection, Art History Dept., Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London
Credit line: Gift of Prof. Caroline Black, Botany Dept., Connecticut College
ID number: slide# 0032; black020

Additional Notes: This structure has a very traditional farmhouse style with a thatched roof and a single floor. The interior is most likely an open floor plan with no walls. Instead, movable screens (shoji) and sliding doors (fusuma) are used to allow light to pass through. This shows the connection between nature and architecture. 


Hasui, Japanese. Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki Prefecture. color woodcut. Place: Wetmore Print Collection, Art History Dept, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, Donated by Prof. Caroline Black, Botany Dept, Connecticut College. (access to Artstor required).

“Tozaki, Ukishima, in Ibaraki Prefecture.” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,

Wachtmeister, Jesper. Kochuu. Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.

Author: Ethan Milsark

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