Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dotou Hinode




This superb piece is titled Dotou Hinode, "Surging waves at Sunrise".

An inspired image, one which evokes a sense of power reminiscent of the famous Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai. The comparison with Hokusai is not unjustified, it was said in the Meiji period that Gekko's Manga (sketch books for study) were the successors to Hokusai's Manga from a generation earlier.

The seal on this piece reads Konchû Tenru.