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

House of Shimabara in Kyoto

Konishi, Seiichiro

House of Shimabara in Kyoto

JPR3-26365

SOLD

Plum Tree and Blue Magpie

Yoshida, Toshi

Plum Tree and Blue Magpie

JPR1-48258

SOLD

Haniwa (5)

Saito, Kiyoshi

Haniwa (5)

JPR1-57502

SOLD

Tsuchigumo (Demon Spider)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Tsuchigumo (Demon Spider)

JPR2-37560

SOLD

Shibaraku

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Shibaraku

JP2-39419

SOLD

Hidaka River: Kiyohime Turning into a Snake (Print and Drawing)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Hidaka River: Kiyohime Turning into a Snake (Print and Drawing)

JPR2-19845

SOLD

The Story of Yaoya Oshichi

Mori, Yoshitoshi

The Story of Yaoya Oshichi

JPR2-37534

SOLD

Taira no Tomomori

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Taira no Tomomori

JPR2-37562

SOLD

Five Women in the Yoshiwara

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Five Women in the Yoshiwara

JPR2-27359

SOLD

Inland Sea Battle of Heike and Genji

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Inland Sea Battle of Heike and Genji

JPR2-27356

SOLD

Himeji

Karhu, Clifton

Himeji

JPR2-23011

SOLD

Boats of Hong Kong

Karhu, Clifton

Boats of Hong Kong

JPR2-23002

SOLD