Hasui wrote the following about this design, perhaps his finest summer scene: “This is from a sketch that I made one summer afternoon in the front of a bamboo shop at the Komagata Riverbank in Asakusa. One is able to see the other side of the river through the bamboo stalks, which are stacked side-by-side, and in the shape of a half-opened fan. I thought the mood conveyed by the horse standing listlessly and the drayman slumbering on his dray was very summer-like”. From the series “12 Scenes of Tokyo”.
Size: Ôban 25.7 x 38.8 cm
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Inventory Number: HAC607