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Kawase Hasui: “Shiba Benten pond”


Original Japanese woodblock reprint, Published by Nakajima Shobisha – Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水 (1883-1957) – “Shiba Benten pond” – Japan – Reiwa period (2019- present)

First edition 1929 (Shōwa 4).
This is a later edition (2021), printed using the original woodblocks.
Publisher : Nakajima Shobisha,
printed by master printer : Numabe Shinkichi who also prints the Yoshida prints

The measurements of the image within the margin are 237 x 365 mm.
The full paper size: 280 x 410 mm.
Never been framed. The print is as new. In mint condition !

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Kawase Hasui (川瀬 巴水1883 – 1957) was a Japanese artist. One of the most prominent print designers of the shin-hanga movement, Kawase Hasui is possibly the most renowned Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century.

Kawase Hasui, a modern printmaker gave primacy to the mood of a place. Especially their persistent interest in depicting light characterizes the dreamlike atmosphere in their prints. Artists such as Kawase Hasui expressed a romantic yearning for nature, rural roots and the warm wooden architecture that was disappearing in urban Tokyo

Most of his woodblock were destroyed in a fire, the year before he died. The artist was declared a living National Treasure.

The woodblock print is from the original blocks, used by printer master : Numabe Shinkichi

reprinted this year, 2021

In excellent condition and has never been framed before.

Will be shipped worldwide with tracking post, between hardboard plates to prevent bending or any damage in transport.

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