Hasui (1883 - 1957 )

Regarded as a major Japanese landscape artist of the 20th century, Hasui Kawase’s prints are characterized by their serenity of mood and flawless composition. Born Bunjiro Kawase in Tokyo, Hasui Kawase was the son of a silk braid merchant. He began his artistic career studying Japanese-style painting with Kiyokata, as well as Western-style at the Hakubakai. His talent was clear, exhibiting in the Tatsumi Exhibition of Painting at age 19. However, soon after seeing Shinsui’s series Eight Views of Lake Biwa, Hasui turned his attention to woodblock printing in 1919. Shozaburo Watanabe was the first to recognize his artistic genius and Hasui Kawase soon became the most popular artist working for this prestigious publisher. Hasui traveled widely in Japan and his subjects consisted mostly of his surroundings. These landscape prints are based upon small, quick sketches and watercolors taken from nature. Unfortunately, during the earthquake of 1923, all of his woodblocks and over 200 sketches were destroyed. The works that predate this event are extremely scarce and in great demand today. Undaunted, Hasui continued to produce his landscape prints. In 1956, the Japanese government’s Committee for the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage designated Hasui's Zojo Temple in Snow and the documentation of its production as Intangible Cultural Treasures, the greatest artistic honor in postwar Japan. All of his prints are signed “Hasui” usually with a variety of red seals reading “sui.” Though Watanabe published the majority of Hasui Kawase’s prints, Doi, Kawaguchi, Sakai and others published some designs as well.

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Tenno-ji Temple, Osaka

Hasui

Tenno-ji Temple, Osaka

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Zojo Temple in Snow, Shiba

Hasui

Zojo Temple in Snow, Shiba

JPR-209524

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Senonji Temple at Mt. Chii, Korea

Hasui

Senonji Temple at Mt. Chii, Korea

JPR-208858

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Mt. Fuji Seen from Satta Pass

Hasui

Mt. Fuji Seen from Satta Pass

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Evening Snow at Ishinomaki

Hasui

Evening Snow at Ishinomaki

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Evening at Soemoncho, Osaka

Hasui

Evening at Soemoncho, Osaka

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Shinobazu Pond in Rain

Hasui

Shinobazu Pond in Rain

JPR-209077

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Omori Coast

Hasui

Omori Coast

JPR-208857

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Phoenix Hall, Byodo Temple, Uji

Hasui

Phoenix Hall, Byodo Temple, Uji

JPR-208856

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Snow at Shiba Park

Hasui

Snow at Shiba Park

JPR-208854

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Shinkawa Riverside, Handa, Bishu

Hasui

Shinkawa Riverside, Handa, Bishu

JPR-208853

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Zojo Temple in Snow, Shiba

Hasui

Zojo Temple in Snow, Shiba

JPR-208852

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Kasuga Shrine in Nara

Hasui

Kasuga Shrine in Nara

JP-208434

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Kozu, Osaka

Hasui

Kozu, Osaka

JPR-208784

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Mountain Temple at Sendai

Hasui

Mountain Temple at Sendai

JP-208709

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Nissaka on the Tokaido Road

Hasui

Nissaka on the Tokaido Road

JP-208797

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Lake Matsubara, Shinshu

Hasui

Lake Matsubara, Shinshu

JP-208796

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Moonlight at Shichirigahama, Soshu

Hasui

Moonlight at Shichirigahama, Soshu

JP-208743

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Udo Tower, Kumamoto Castle

Hasui

Udo Tower, Kumamoto Castle

JP-208742

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Morning in Yobuko, Hizen

Hasui

Morning in Yobuko, Hizen

JP-208735

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Shirasagi Castle

Hasui

Shirasagi Castle

JP-208734

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Nakayama Plain, Miyagi Prefecture

Hasui

Nakayama Plain, Miyagi Prefecture

JP-208732

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Kawara Spa, Joshu

Hasui

Kawara Spa, Joshu

JP-208731

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Garden in Autumn

Hasui

Garden in Autumn

JP-208707

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