Japanese Woodblock Prints 2019 Engagement CalendarPOMEGRANATE
The early modern prints of Kawase Hasui and Ohara Shoson, two of the finest artists of the shin hanga, or “new prints,” movement, were central to the revival of Japan’s woodblock print industry after the devastating 1923 Kanto earthquake. Like Hasui’s home, publisher Watanabe Shozaburo’s business was destroyed in the ensuing fire, as were hundreds of existing woodblocks stored there. Shozaburo quickly reopened his print shop and encouraged Hasui, Shoson and other shin hanga artists to create new works that blended Western aesthetics with traditional subjects of Japanese art. The prints were popular in the United States, and a landmark exhibition in 1930 at the Toledo Museum of Art brought together more than 300 of these “new prints.” Many of the 32 works reproduced in this calendar were part of the original exhibition, and all are now in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.
- 120 pages
- Wire-o binding, soft cover with flaps
- 6 x 8¼ inches
- Printed in the U.S.