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Scholten Japanese Art Presents a Special Look at the
Prints of Hasui

December 9, 2022

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), Collection of the Theater Photo Album: Vol. 6 (7 issues)
(Engei shashin cho: dai roku maki)
, approximately 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (22.3 x 30 cm.)

Kawase Hasui, Beyond the Landscapes, Scholten Japanese Art

Scholten Japanese Art has launched an online offering, Kawase Hasui, Beyond the Landscapes. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) was well known for producing landscape and cityscape woodblock prints that depict different views of Japan throughout all seasons, and at different times of the day, expertly portraying the different moods of the time through his use of light, shadow and color.

However, beginning in the late 1920s and into the 1940s, Hasui began to frequently produce designs on commission for various magazines and other publications, breaking away from the landscape tradition for which he was known. Scholten Japanese Art now has available a number of these publications.

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