Title: Fireflies on Grasses at Night
Medium: Woodblock print on rice paper
Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (29.8 x 13.7 cm)
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of the Neva Petersen Estate. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2010.142
Sozan created this design for the publisher Watanabe, who was making a name for himself as a new print publisher in the 1920s. he encouragted his printmakers to experiment with new techniques; for instance, this print was "creped" after being made on thin, tough paper. The effect is that the paper hangs like a soft fabric.