Advent Calendar Day 12

Hoen Snow Scene

Snow Scene by Nishiyama Hōen (1804–1867)

This colour woodblock print by Nishiyama Hōen (1804–1867) shows a Shintō shrine surrounded by snow-covered trees. A wooden bridge and steps lead to the shrine, whose entrance is marked by a torii gate. It may be a depiction of Sumiyoshi 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

Not currently on display

Hoen Snow Scene


Hoen Snow Scene