Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kobayashi Kiyochika's Sumida River by Night

The above woodblock print, "in which far-off windows glow red, and their light glimmers on the dark river," with "[g]ray dusk, slender black trees, and two silhouettes, a kimono-clad and a man in a mix of traditional and Western clothing," grace The American Conservative's Eve Tushnet's review — Geishas By Gaslight: Kobayashi Kiyochika at the Freer Gallery.

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