Shimabara Wachigaiya, Kyoto

Naoe Maeta1973

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum
Tottori, Japan

The composition of this picture is dominated by geometric shapes formed by lattice windows and tiles. Added to this are effects of soft light and shadow, completing a highly lyrical depiction of Kyoto. The work is one in the Machiya series inspired by Maeda’s fascination with traditional architecture in the old Japanese capital.


  • Title: Shimabara Wachigaiya, Kyoto
  • Date: 1973
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 京島原輪違屋
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 紙本著色
  • Physical Dimensions: w217 x h171.6 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 昭和期
  • Painter: Naoe Maeta
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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