Shoda Koho – Bridge in Rainy Season
A porter carries a lady by boat on a rain day; they pass below a bridge where people are going about their business.
A rare oban (10"x15") landscape by Shoda Koho, most known for his contributions to Hasegawa's Night Scenes series.
The Woodblock Print
This woodblock print is in as close to pristine condition as we've seen. Rich color with no discoloration anywhere. Darkened paper chosen to create additional mood. Full margins. Crisp details. Looks to never have been framed as there is no residue on the verso.
About the Artist
Koho Shoda (ca. 1871-1946) was a Japanese artist associated with the shin-hanga (“New Prints”) art movement in Japan during the early 20th century. This movement was influenced by European Impressionism and its imagery focused on landscapes, women, and nature.