Ohara Koson was the most famous shin hanga designer of bird and flower prints (kacho-e). He created prints under three different artist names (gō)- Ohara Hōson 小原豊邨, Ohara Shōson 小原祥邨 and Ohara Koson. Koson is acknowledged as a master of twentieth-century printed kachoga, and with some 500 prints to his name, he was one of the most, if not the most, prolific kachoga artists.
Koson’s exquisite prints offer a moment of quiet contemplation. The harmony of their composition and their peaceful subject matter are perfect additions to the visual landscape of Perth City in the winter.