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Lot 0004
  • Artist: Hasui Kawase
  • Title: Mt. Fuji from Miho no Matsubara
  • Publisher: Watanabe
  • Date: 1930s, this later edition printed from the original woodblocks
  • Medium: Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Size: koban, 9 x 6.5 inches

    Miho no Matsubara is a famous pine grove on the coast of Suruga Bay known for its excellent view of Mt. Fuji. The Miho Shrine contains an ancient pine tree mentioned in the Hagoromo legend, made famous by an adaptation for the Noh theater. In the legend, a tennyo (nymph) is swimming in the sea when a man steals her hagoromo (feather coat), forcing her to become his wife and bear his child. Later, she recovers the coat and returns to the heavens.

    KAWASE HASUI (1883–1957) was a Japanese woodblock print maker in the early 20th century. He and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin hanga style, and are known especially for their excellent landscape prints. During the forty years of his artistic career, Hasui worked closely with Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962), publisher and advocate of the shin hanga movement. His works became widely known in the West through American connoisseur Robert O. Muller (1911-2003). In 1956, he was named a Living National Treasure in Japan.

    Hasui worked almost exclusively on landscape and townscape prints based on sketches he made in Tokyo and during travels around Japan. However, his prints are not merely meisho (famous places) prints that are typical of earlier ukiyo-e masters such as Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Hasui’s prints feature locale that are tranquil and obscure in the then-urbanizing Japan. The dreamlike quality in Hasui’s prints epitomizes a yearning for the past and a preservation of the past in the midst of rapid modernization.

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  • Condition

    Fine, no flaws

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    Hasui Kawase Woodblock Mt. Fuji from Miho no Matsubara

    Estimate $150 - $180Oct 14, 2018
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