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This work was made at Tajiri, a port town in Iwami, during Suda’s first visit to Tottori in August 1936. Due to the town’s unique topography surrounded by the sea and mountains, daily lives of people have long been connected to the sea in one way or another. Therefore, houses were built in a staircase pattern close to each other on a slope near the fishing harbor, resulting in a beautiful scenery of Sekishu roof tiles that are known for their unique reddish brown color. Characterized by the combination of the sea and mountains’ deep blue, and the austere brown of the roofs, this painting is not just a simple formal depiction of the scenery of the Tajiri fishing village, but even such details as the gentle light in the folds of a mountain are expressed in a rich array of colors.

Details

  • Title: Tajiri Fishing Village
  • Date: c.1937
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 漁村田後
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 油彩/カンヴァス
  • Physical Dimensions: w91 x h65 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 昭和期
  • Painter: Kunitaro Suda
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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