A Fine Day During the Rainy Season

Takeuchi Seihō1934

Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art

The fleeting blue sky during the rainy season, and a group of jumping frogs with expressive faces that are almost caricatures. Other frogs are fighting with one another, as if doing sumo wrestling, which gives a warm, pleasant atmosphere. To depict these frogs, Seiho carefully studied them while crawling on the ground for ten days. As a result, he gained a good understanding of frog biology, and even learned to differentiate the genders. Seiho exhibited similar works for Teiten of the same year. Interestingly, he appears to have satirized human beings in the way he depicted the frogs and dragon flies.

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  • Title: A Fine Day During the Rainy Season
  • Date Created: 1934
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和9年
  • Physical Dimensions: w97.4 x h78.8 cm
  • Painter: Takeuchi Seiho
  • Object Title: 五月晴
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 竹内栖鳳
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: ink and light color on paper / hanging scroll