Sosaku Hanga | Post-WWII Japanese Prints

The Sosaku Hanga or “creative print” movement emerged in the changing Japan of the early 20th century. The movement arose from a central tenant: the artist must participate in every aspect of production. As artists shed the traditional delegation of ukiyo-e production and explored each role themselves, the act of printmaking adopted a more spontaneous, expressive attitude. Artists explored with the knife, chisel, woodblock, and ink to push to the boundaries of their medium. Originally excluded from Japan’s formal art world, Sosaku Hanga began on the pages of magazines. It was not until 1919 that the first Sosaku Hanga exhibition opened in Tokyo. Ranging from figural to abstract, the movement flourished after WWII, and found a new, eager audience among American GIs. In this collection, Ronin Gallery presents masters of Sosaku Hanga such as Onchi, Ono, Munakata, Saito, Sekino, and Mori, as well as other post-war Japanese printmakers.

156 Products

Old Tower

Okuyama, Gihachiro

Old Tower

JPR3-25285

SOLD

Fishing Creels

Aoyama, Masaharu

Fishing Creels

JPR3-25318

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Dream

Kawano, Kaoru

Dream

JPR-109776

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Goddess

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Goddess

JP2-39415

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Moss No 1

Yoshida, Masaji

Moss No 1

JPR-103579

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Mountain Village

Miyamoto, Shufu

Mountain Village

JP2-41553

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Time and Space

Shimotakahara, Nobuteru

Time and Space

JP110399

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The Hell Series (Complete Sketch Book)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

The Hell Series (Complete Sketch Book)

JPR2-37881

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Herons in Rain

Koei

Herons in Rain

JPR-109762

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Eagle Owl

Yoshida, Toshi

Eagle Owl

JPR-109766

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Street Scene (untitled)

Saito, Kiyoshi

Street Scene (untitled)

JPR-109760

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Winter in Nikko

Saito, Kiyoshi

Winter in Nikko

JPR-100026

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Dancer

Kawano, Kaoru

Dancer

JPR-109786

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Girl Praying

Kawano, Kaoru

Girl Praying

JPR-109768

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Girl Holding a Fan

Kawano, Kaoru

Girl Holding a Fan

JPR-109780

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Nikenchaya Tea House

Saito, Kiyoshi

Nikenchaya Tea House

JPR-109758

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Winter in Aizu

Saito, Kiyoshi

Winter in Aizu

JPR1-68756

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Coiffure

Hiratsuka, Unichi

Coiffure

JPR-104495

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Nasu no Yoichi

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Nasu no Yoichi

JP1-20387

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Aspen

Yoshida, Toshi

Aspen

JPR-104155

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Maiko

Saito, Kiyoshi

Maiko

JPR1-68702

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Nativity

Watanabe, Sadao

Nativity

JPR-111372

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Woman with Temari Ball

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Woman with Temari Ball

JPR-103422

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CACTUS Mers du Sud

Jacoulet, Paul

CACTUS Mers du Sud

JP-95307

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