contention, Kunisada, who later in his career took the name
Toyokuni III, was the most prolific woodblock print artist
in history. The sheer volume of his work, the variety of styles,
formats, techniques and subjects is staggering. In this especially
appealing image a woman gazes out to a snowy landscape where
in the foreground a magnificent Pine Bonsai, covered in snow
sits frozen in its enormous glazed blue and white round container.
It is lost today almost entirely, this immediate and intimate
connection to nature, in all seasons.