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.

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Arashiyama Bamboo

Karhu, Clifton

Arashiyama Bamboo

JPR2-23004

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Armor

Hoshi, Joichi

Armor

JPR-104501

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Iris and Dragonfly

Tokuriki, Tomikichiro

Iris and Dragonfly

JP-100842

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Girl with Butterflies and Flower

Kawano, Kaoru

Girl with Butterflies and Flower

JPR1-70876

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Sheep

Yayanagi, Go

Sheep

JPR-104691

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Haniwa (4)

Saito, Kiyoshi

Haniwa (4)

JPR1-57500

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Papier collé 8112

Araki, Tetsuo

Papier collé 8112

JPR-104646

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Star City

Tomita, Fumio

Star City

JPR-104499

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October

Inoue, Kozo

October

JPR-103636

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Autumn

Inoue, Kozo

Autumn

JPR-103529

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Bird in Persimmon Tree

Yayanagi, Go

Bird in Persimmon Tree

JPR-103509

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Evening Garden

Karhu, Clifton

Evening Garden

JPR-103347

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Owariya

Karhu, Clifton

Owariya

JPR-103619

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Milky Way Rhapsody

Hoshi, Joichi

Milky Way Rhapsody

JPR-103603

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NIWA (Birth of the season)

Takahashi, Rikio

NIWA (Birth of the season)

JPR-104413

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Necklace (F)

Hoshi, Joichi

Necklace (F)

JPR-103651

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Horizon B

Iwami, Reika

Horizon B

JPR-103643

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Tale of Genji

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Tale of Genji

JPR-103634

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Prince Genji's Dance of Autumn Leaves (B)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Prince Genji's Dance of Autumn Leaves (B)

JPR-103646

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Haymarket

Matsubara, Naoko

Haymarket

JPR-103640

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Snow

Takahashi, Rikio

Snow

JPR-103434

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HIROSHIGE

Ouchi, Makoto

HIROSHIGE

JPR-103412

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L'Attente: Celebes Menado

Jacoulet, Paul

L'Attente: Celebes Menado

JP-95297

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Okuno-hosomichi, Ioji Izaka

Saito, Kiyoshi

Okuno-hosomichi, Ioji Izaka

JP1-68677

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