―Beauty of New Prints: Kawase Tomoe Woodcut Exhibition The Beauty of Shin-hanga- Printmaking Kawase Hasui Woodblock Print Exhibition
Artglorieux GALLERY OF TOKYO
"Snow Shojoji" 1953 (1953)
Travel Souvenir Second Collection "Sado Nishi Mikawasaka" 1922 (1922)
"Yujuku Morning (Shiobara Shinyu)" 1946 (1946)
"Hiraizumi Kinshido" (1957)
The third collection of travel souvenirs, Kaga Hatta, 1924 (1924)
"Akame Chite Taki" (1951)
Kawase Tomomizu (Meiji 16-Showa 32) is a person who has established a new Ukiyo-e print, "New Print," in order to rebuild the declining Ukiyo-e prints in Japan.
Born as the eldest son of a thread braider merchant, he became a master of Japanese painter Kiyokata Kaburagi, and at this time he was awarded the issue of Tomoe.
Looking at <Omi Hakkei> at the same gate, Ito Fukasui, he became interested in woodcuts, and in 1918 he announced Shiobara Sanbusaku from Watanabe Print Store.
Since then, he has published numerous prints based on paintings sketched at travel destinations around Japan, and has become a leading figure in modern landscape prints.
Tomoe water, which expresses the beautiful scenery of Japan in a rich lyrical manner, is called "Travel poet", "Travel printmaker", "Showa Hiroshige", etc. It is so popular that it is named alongside Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige overseas.
From the works collected from all over the world, we will display and sell more than 30 early-stage woodblock prints, including valuable works from the Taisho era, carefully selected by the original and Watanabe print shops.
＊From a social perspective, entry may be restricted depending on the situation.
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Motivated by a desire to revive the declining tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e, Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was an individual who played a leading role in the establishment of a new type of Ukiyo-e called “Shin-hanga”.
Born as the eldest son of a rope and thread wholesaler, Kawase became the pupil of Nihonga artist Kaburagi Kiyokata. It was at this time that he received the nom de plume of “”Hasui””. Hasui developed an interest in woodblock printing (mokuhanga) after viewing “”The Eight Views of Omi”” (Omi hakkei)—a work created by his fellow pupil Shinsui Ito. This interest culminated in the 1918 release of “”Shiobara”” from the Watanabe Printshop. Afterwards, Hasui travelled to destinations across Japan where he drew sketches which became the base material for the creation of numerous woodblock prints. These works would go on to establish Hasui as one of the foremost creators of modern landscape prints.
Referred to as the “”poet of the journey,”” “”traveling printmaker”” or the “Hiroshige of the Showa era,” Hasui’s lyrically rich depictions of beautiful Japanese landscapes have given him a level of popularity overseas which is on the same level as Ukiyo-e masters such as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige.
For this exhibition and sales event, woodblock print shop S. WATANABE Woodcut Prints has carefully selected, from among works collected from around the world, more than 30 early prints to showcase including some valuable works from the Taisho Period (1912–26).
＊We may limit number of customers for entry.
Event name: --Beauty of New Prints-Kawase Tomoemizu Woodcut Exhibition
Period: 2020.11.19 2020.11.25
＊The last day is closed at 6:00 p.m.