Art on Tuesday: Winter Scene in Kyôto

It is still winter.
This woodblock print shows a scene of the old Japanese capital Kyôto. It was made by the ukiyo-e painter Hasegawa Sadanobu who painted a series of famous places of the city.
The name of the picture is ’Nawate-street and Yamato-bridge seen from the Shijo-bridge’ in 1858. The Shijo-bridge leads over the Kamo-river, here it is still in part icy, but with small water streams. The four people in the front are wearing umbrellas against the snowfall. They are dressed in warm layered kimonos and their shoes are called geta. They are made of wood. In the background you see Japanese houses snow capped with the Yamato-bridge at the center.

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