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

G - 103 Composition

Shimotakahara, Nobuteru

G - 103 Composition

JP1-70665

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LA STATUETTE THANG. Mandchoukuo

Jacoulet, Paul

LA STATUETTE THANG. Mandchoukuo

JP-95323

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LES ARISTOLOCHES GEANTS TONDANO, CELEBES

Jacoulet, Paul

LES ARISTOLOCHES GEANTS TONDANO, CELEBES

JP-95330

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Work 60-3

Iwami, Reika

Work 60-3

JPR-83570

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Miroku-bosatsu

Yoshida, Hodaka

Miroku-bosatsu

JPR1-55675

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Lovers

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Lovers

JPR-86114

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Frozen

Yoshida, Chizuko

Frozen

JP-83054

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Entomologist

Kobashi,Yasuhide

Entomologist

JPR1-57504

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Rinnoji Temple, Sendai

Okuyama, Gijin

Rinnoji Temple, Sendai

JP111033

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Stone Garden

Kitaoka, Fumio

Stone Garden

JPR1-68228

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Anirhudda, Master of Supernatural Vision

Munakata, Shiko

Anirhudda, Master of Supernatural Vision

JPR1-63127

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Upāli, Master of Vinaya, the Monastic Rules

Munakata, Shiko

Upāli, Master of Vinaya, the Monastic Rules

JPR1-63126

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Pūrnamaitrāyanīputra, Master of Teaching

Munakata, Shiko

Pūrnamaitrāyanīputra, Master of Teaching

JPR1-63125

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Subhūti, Master of the Immaterial

Munakata, Shiko

Subhūti, Master of the Immaterial

JPR1-63123

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Maudgalyāyana, Master of Supernatural Forces

Munakata, Shiko

Maudgalyāyana, Master of Supernatural Forces

JPR1-63121

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Śāriputra, Master of Wisdom

Munakata, Shiko

Śāriputra, Master of Wisdom

JPR1-63119

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Rāhula, Master of the Esoteric

Munakata, Shiko

Rāhula, Master of the Esoteric

JPR1-63117

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Ananda, Master of Memory and Learning

Munakata, Shiko

Ananda, Master of Memory and Learning

JPR1-63116

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Mañjuśri, Incarnation of Buddha’s Wisdom

Munakata, Shiko

Mañjuśri, Incarnation of Buddha’s Wisdom

JPR1-63115

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Our Benefactor in the Sea

Munakata, Shiko

Our Benefactor in the Sea

JPR1-63104

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Our Benefactor in the Mountains

Munakata, Shiko

Our Benefactor in the Mountains

JPR1-63103

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Purple Sleeves of my Love

Munakata, Shiko

Purple Sleeves of my Love

JPR1-63100

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Wisteria Garden in Spring

Onda, Akio

Wisteria Garden in Spring

R03423

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Shimabara-Sumiya

Minagawa, Taizo

Shimabara-Sumiya

JPR5112

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