Watanabe Seitei, Published by Nishinomiya Yosaku

Taisho period (1912-1926), About 1915

Carp are an auspicious symbol in Asia, often associated with abundance and strength. Carp that swim to the top of a waterfall are said to turn into dragons. 


The sensuous composition of Japanese prints of this time had a strong influence on the Art Nouveau movement in the West.