Title: Hasui Kawase Komagata EmbankmentDescription: In recent years the publisher Watanabe has broken with past history, and recarved blocks on several reissued prints by Kawase Hasui. An entire new set of blocks was used to create this print, Komagata Embankment, which was originally published in 1919, the blocks having been destroyed in the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. Prior to these this print, Watanabe had not recarved any of their reissued shin hanga prints, with all the previous prints being printed from the original first edition blocks. The demand for these newly reissued prints has been enormous and the editions are selling out almost as soon as they are released.
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.Size/Format: oban, 15.5 x 10.5 inchesMedium: Japanese Woodblock Print Shoichiro Watanabe originally published 1919, this is a later edition printed from recarved woodblocks
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