Paul Binnie Snow at Asakusa

Paul Binnie “Snow at Asakusa” artwork
This festive scene actually depicts the first visit to a shrine of the New Year, a tradition in Japan to attract good luck for the coming year. Shrines are often packed from midnight as the year turns, but these visitors in their colorful kimono have waited until a little later in the day.
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
Snow at Asakusa
Japanese title
Asakusa no yuki 浅草の雪
Series title
Snow, Moon and Flowers in Downtown Tokyo
Japanese series title
Shitamachi setsugekka 下町雪月花
Date
Medium
Colour woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
42 × 29.2 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
37.5 × 26 cm
Edition size
100
Artist's proofs
1 known
Carver
Paul Binnie
Printer
Paul Binnie
Subjects
Remarks
Significant variation in impressions in the blue woodgrain of the sky and in the bokashi of the earth.
References
Van den Ing, E (ed.) , Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past, Art Media Resources, Chicago, p. 99
Catalogue number
58 (L128)
Supplementary images