"The boat Vincent used while drifting down the Sumida with Mariko...", a photo by roberthuffstutter on Flickr.
"The boat Vincent used while drifting down the Sumida with Mariko..."
Theo arranged a trip to Japan to help Vincent defeat the despondency he was suffering. Exactly how long he stayed is not known; in fact, it was only recently discovered that Van Gogh visited Japan.
This watercolor with pen and ink is one in a series I have done that features a fictional "secret trip" to Japan by Vincent Van Gogh. I only wish that Van Gogh had been able to have spent several years in Japan. One can only imagine the works he would have done.