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Uehara Konen: Dōtonbori, 1928
“Here Konen depicts Dōtonbori, the popular entertainment district in Osaka, in a somewhat romanticised manner. Although this work is a nocturnal scene, compositionally it is reminiscent of Hiroshige’s celebrated print ‘Plum Park in Kameido (1857) from his series ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo'. This in turn inspired Western artists like Vincent van Gogh in his ‘Japonaiserie: Flowering Plum Tree (after Hiroshige)' (1887).”
Uhlenbeck; Newland & de Vries: Waves of Renewal – modern Japanese prints 1900 to 1960, 2016, p. 112.