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

Print: Two little egrets flying in heavy rain

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Dates: circa 1908,created
Dimensions: 7.25 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Koson (古邨)
Publisher: Kokkeidō (Akiyama Buemon)

Related links: National Museum of Asian Art;

Physical description:

The title given by the National Museum of Asian Art for this print is Herons in flight in rain. It comes from the Muller collection.

Listed and illustrated in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, p. 177.


There is a later edition of almost exactly this same design, but it is signed Shoson, was published by Watanabe and dates from ca. 1930.