Art on Tuesday: Hot Spring Hotel

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A woman at a Hot Spring Hotel 温泉宿 made by Hashiguchi Goyô 橋口 五葉 (1880-1921) in his later years. The woodblock print has an interesting effect due to the contrast of the use of monochromatic white on the person in front and the colored background showing a plant in full bloom. She is relaxing after she took a bath at the onsen, which is a refreshing and delightful thing to do.

2 thoughts on “Art on Tuesday: Hot Spring Hotel

  1. Although this was probably made in the 20th century, it gives me an impression of a print from a much earlier time. Like from the early 19th century, maybe?

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