Artist: Ohara Koson (小原古邨) / Shōson (祥邨)

Print: Crows in moonlight (Tsuki ni karasu)

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Dates: 1927,created
Dimensions: 10.125 in,15.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Shōson (祥邨)
Seal: Shōson
Publisher: Watanabe Shōzaburō
"Copyright Watanabe Shōzaburō"
hanken shoyū Watanabe Shōzaburō
版権所有 渡邊庄三郎

Related links: Centre Céramique de Maastricht; Museum Rietberg; Rijksmuseum;

Physical description:

There is another copy of this print in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.


1) This print is listed as #187 in Modern Japanese Prints by Dorothy Blair. It is illustrated with a small black and white image. The original printing was an edition of 200.

2) in color in Crows, Cranes and Camelias: the Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, p. 148.

3) in Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, p 222.

4) in black and white in 'The Reception of Ohara Koson’s kachōga in North America in the 1930s' (小原古邨の花鳥版画について : 1930年代のアメリカにおける受容を中心に), by Ihara Rieko (庵原理絵子), #1.