（各）30.2 × 42.2cm
Daily Life in Summer (1919)
ink and pale color on paper; accordion-folded album (sketch diary)
30.2 x 42.2 cm each
In 1918, Kiyokata made his first visit to Kanazawa in Yokohama, a place he had longed to see since boyhood. On a second visit in the summer of the following year, the family stayed at the Hotel Azumaya. This sketch diary contains twenty-nine drawings of the stay in Kanazawa, including sights on the way there and back.
After departing Tokyo, they stopped in Tsurumi, where they stayed briefly at the Hanakaen, a Japanese inn and restaurant operated by a friend, the writer Hasegawa Shigure, and her family. Kiyokata sketched the bath at the Hanakaen and a dance performance at the nearby Kagetsuen amusement park. At Kanazawa, the family stayed at the Hotel Azumaya. Kiyokata’s emotional reaction when he set foot on the soil at the Nōkendō historic site and the fudesute matsu (“pine where the brush was abandoned”: a pine tree towards which the painter Kose Kanaoka, frustrated by being unable to capture the glorious view from that spot, tossed his brush in defeat), sites that he had given up on visiting the previous year, comes across in his sketches of these long-cherished spots. He also sketched the Oriental Hotel in Yokohama, where they stayed on the return trip, a play they saw at the Kagetsuen amusement park on a return visit to the Hanakaen, and his second house at Zōshigaya where they stopped before returning home.