Kawase Hasui: Cormorant Fishing on Nagaragawa — 鵜飼(長良川) - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kawase Hasui

Title: Cormorant Fishing on Nagaragawa — 鵜飼(長良川)

Date: 1954

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Title Cormorant Fishing (commemorative edition) Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957 Biography Short Biography Signature Hasui Seal sui Dated 1954 Publisher Watanabe Technique/Medium Woodblock print. Description "U-kai, Nagara-gawa" Fishermen has been using cormorant for fishing on Nagara River since 7th Century. The cormorant swallows small fish, which are attracted by the torch fire. The fisherman tugs the rope attached to the collar on the cormorant to prevent the fish go farther down the cormorant's throat. Later, he makes the bird regurgitates the fish into his basket. Format Oban yoko-e Width 15.6 inches = 39.5 cm Height 10.4 inches = 26.5 cm

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