Ohara Koson was a master of kacho-é – Pictures of birds and flowers. He worked with different art and print publishers and sometimes signed his work as Ohara Shoson or Ohara Hoson. He was active designing his woodblock prints from the late 1890’s until 1935 and his pictures and designs gained a great popularity in his own time. Not only in Japan but also in the US, where his prints sold well.
Most of Kosons work belong to the kacho-é genre. His renderings of birds and other animals carry so much life and they are a daily dose of joy to hang on your walls.