Advent Calendar Day 8

Hoen Snow Scene

Snow Scene by Nishiyama Hōen (1804–1867)

This full colour woodblock by Nishiyama Hōen (1804–1867) shows a bridge, house and trees in the snow. It may be a depiction of Sumiyoshi shrine, the most famous shrine in the city of Osaka, Japan.

Hōen was a leading Osaka artist who worked in the Shijō style – characterised by its lyrical realism. He was known for his refined and skill at drawing, and was masterly in his handling of colour.

Snow Scene
Nishiyama Hōen (1804–1867)

Woodblock print

Hoen Snow Scene


Hoen Snow Scene


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