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Evening in a Hot Spring

This print of early evening at an inn along a mountain stream could be read as a potent symbol of patriotism, reminding a Japanese audience of the unique and idyllic landscape that was worth fighting to preserve. Just as likely, this print could be based on one of the many locations Hiroshi was so fond of discovering on his hikes in the mountains—out-of-the-way places with their own serene beauty.

Yoshida Hiroshi
Japanese, 1876–1950
Evening in a Hot Spring
1939
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 11/16 x 15 ¾ in. (27.1 x 40.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.114.93