Hoshun-in (D-117)

From the Beautiful Gardens in Kyoto collection.


Our eyes are immediately drawn to the beautifully captured Dagetsu-kyo bridge. There are three elegantly stacked horizontal layers in this composition—the roof of the bridge, the bridge itself, and the stone bridge in the foreground. Many small details draw our interest, such as the reflections of the “x” beams supporting the bridge. William placed the bridge at the center of a triangle that is formed by three stone lanterns that we hardly notice at first. There aren’t any strong colors in this image, but the copper-green patina of the roof gives us the sense of long tradition and age. William often included bridges in his photographs— most likely related to his wish to become a cultural bridge between countries through his art. 

Dimensions N/A


L1 (14 x 11 in.), L2 (20 x 16 in.), L3 (24 x 20 in.)


None, UV

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