Antique Japanese surimono woodblock print by Hokkei (1780-1850) entitled “The Chomonju – Snake and Melons”. A snake entwined with a tray of melons. The poem above speaks of how the snake will become a dragon which will make clouds of white cherry blossoms in the mountains. Snakes and dragons are closely associated with water. The poems alludes to a wish for rain and the blossoming of Spring.
Dimensions: Unframed: 21.2 cm x 17.7 cm. Framed: 15 1/4″ x 15 1/4″