Kawase Hasui: The Seasons Boxed Notecards
One of the most prolific artists of the shin hanga (new prints) movement, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957) produced over six hundred woodblock prints during his forty-year career. In 1956, he was awarded the prestigious title of Living National Treasure by the Japanese government.
Hasui’s impressionist-influenced landscapes in this collection emphasize the beauty of Japan’s countryside and the changing seasons: an iris garden in spring, bright sunshine on a red bridge in summer, golden leaves in autumn, and snow on Mt. Fuji in winter.
Contains 5 each of the following images:
Mt. Fuji after Snow, Oshino, 1952
Iris Garden at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, 1951
Nikko Shin-kyo (Shin Bridge, Nikko), 1951
Autumn at Saruiwa, Shiobara, 1949
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.