Arts Everyday Living: Holiday Spirit in Art–A Walk by a Buddhist Temple in the Snow

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HOLIDAY SPIRIT IN ART

A WALK IN THE SNOW

 

One kind word can warm 3 winter months.

Japanese Proverb

Japan

Hasui Kawase, Zojo-ji in Shiba, 1925, print, Private Collection

Japanese artist Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) combined the traditional genre scenes of ukiyo-e masters Hiroshige and Hokusai with Western realism as, in the example above, of a woman before the Buddhist temple Zojo-ji in Shiba.  Protected only by her umbrella, she struggles toward her destination, combating the elements of wind and snow. I don’t know the source of the accompanying proverb but it definitely brings comfort and solace for those of us awaiting the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

 Also see:

Christmas at the Art Museum: A Winter Vision in Japan

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