Artist: Ohara Koson (小原古邨) / Shōson (祥邨)

Print: Two little egrets flying in heavy rain

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Dates: circa 1908,created
Dimensions: 7.25 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Koson (古邨)
Publisher: Kokkeidō (Akiyama Buemon)

Related links: Freer/Sackler Galleries;

Physical description:

The title given by the Freer/Sackler Galleries for this print is Herons in flight in rain. It comes from the Muller collection.

Listed and illustrated in Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945, p. 177.


There is a later edition of almost exactly this same design, but it is signed Shoson, was published by Watanabe and dates from ca. 1930.