Japanese Woodblock 2018 Engagement CalendarASIAN ART MUSEUM
The Japanese woodblock printmaking movement known as shin hanga (new prints) was popular from around 1915 through 1942, although it resumed for a short time in the 1950s. The movement sought to recapture the imagery and feel of ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”), the Japanese printmaking tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, through a Western-influenced lens.
The thirty-two woodcuts in this calendar are selections from Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Ohara Shōson (1877–1945), Hiroshi Yoshida (1876–1950), and other artists of the period. All are from the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.