Clearing Storm at Shirogane
Clearing Storm at Shirogane from the series "Eight Views of the Shiba District in the Capital City"
Edo Period (1600-1868)
9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in. (24.8 x 36.3 cm)
(Edo, 1797 - 1858, Edo)
Full Title:Clearing Storm at Shirogane from the series "Eight Views of the Shiba District in the Capital City"
Medium and Support:
Gift of Dr. James B. Austin
Location: Not currently on view
"Clearing Storm at Shirogane" features the local shrine to "Lord Kiyomasa" (Katô Kiyomasa), whose martial valor was and is worshipped here, together with the deity Bishamonten, one of the "Seven Lucky Gods" (shichifukujin). The trees are printed using an innovative application of black ink that conveys the impression of thick foliage and dense shadow.