Gathering Rushes

Data

Gathering Rushes
Print   (Part of the set: Nature and Landscape Collection)

Hokusai
O-Edo Mokuhansha
1960s

2018
00006-003
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Print is Public Domain; Photography is:   Creative Commons License

Description

This is a reproduction of a design originally published in the 1840s, as part of the series: 詩哥冩真鏡 (Shika shashin-kyo - A Realistic Mirror of Poets)

It depicts a farm labourer gathering horsetail plants (tokusa). This is of particular interest to the Mokuhankan craftspeople here, because in the old days - before sandpaper was invented - traditional carvers used the rough 'skin' of these plants to create the effect known as 板ぼかし (ita bokashi - block gradation).

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