Shoson – Rabbits

KOSON 1877-1945

Signed:  Shoson


Japanese Print Description

KOSON (Shoson)
Rabbits in Moonlight
Signed: Shoson
Publisher: Watanabe
C 1930s

Fine impression and colors with strong woodgraining and embossing effects.

Shoson is the name that the artist Koson used later in his life.  KOSON (Shoson) is especially noted for his nature subjects like birds and animals (ie. Rabbits).  Rabbits are frequently depicted with the moon in Japanese art.  Instead of a “man in the moon” a “rabbit in the moon” is seen.  KOSON (Shoson) – Rabbits in Moonlight is one of his best of this subject