Saishoin Temple in Snow, Hirosaki
(D526)

Publisher: Watanabe First edition: 1936, this: later ...

Sales price: 980,00 €
Yasaka fukin
(1835)

The surrounding of the Yasaka Shrine at New Year's ...

Sales price: 280,00 €
A Man sits by a Fire at Night
(D579)

Signature: Hasui Publisher: Watanabe 6mm seal Date: Showa ...

Sales price: 950,00 €
Azalea
(E033)

Series: Floral Calendar of Japan Signature: red Seal ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Trumpet Narcissus
(E032)

Series: Floral Calendar of Japan Signature: red Seal ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Nanten
(E030)

Series: Floral Calendar of Japan Signature: red Seal ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Ishiyama Temple
(D559)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 650,00 €
Night in Summer
(E046)

Name on Seal: Hiroaki Publisher: Watanabe Date: c. ...

Sales price: 750,00 €
Great Buddha in Kōtoku-in Temple, Kamakura
(E078)

Signature: Artist's Seal and Signature Date: mid 20th ...

Sales price: 420,00 €
Waxwings on Twig
(E122)

Signature: Koson, Red Artist's Seal Publisher: ...

Sales price: 850,00 €
Snipe in Rain
(E121)

Signature: Koson, Red Artist's Seal Publisher: ...

Sales price: 850,00 €
Monkey hanging from a thin bamboo twig observing a fly
(D641)

Signature: Koson and red artist's seal Publisher: ...

Sales price: 850,00 €
Biwako (The Biwa Lake and Ukimi-dô Pavilion in the Moonlight)
(1815)

Series: Seichi shiseki meishô (Famous sacred and historic ...

Sales price: 380,00 €
Thunderstorm at Tateishi
(E037)

Name on Seal: Shotei Publisher: Watanabe Date: ...

Sales price: 850,00 €
Lantern and Maples
(D563)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 650,00 €
Tsubakurodake, Morning
(D547)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 650,00 €
Miyako-jima donten (Cloudy Day in Miyako at Osaka)
(1602)

Series: Shin-Osaka fûkei no uchi (New Landscape Scenes in ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Stone Lanterns
(D545)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 440,00 €
Crow on a cherry branch
(E069)

Signature: red Seal Koson Publisher: ...

Sales price: 1250,00 €
Akiba Shrine
(D567)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 650,00 €
Water Lilies
(D464)

Series: Floral Calendar of Japan Signature: red Seal ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Asakusa Kannon-dô Ô-chôchin
(D537)

The Great Lantern of the Kannon Temple, ...

Sales price: 680,00 €
Kasuga Taisha (Kasuga Shrine in Nara)
(1310)

Signature: Nisaburō Publisher's Seal: Kindukusei Uchida ...

Sales price: 340,00 €
Tenryuji Garden
(D561)

Signature: signed with pencil in roman letters and Artist's ...

Sales price: 650,00 €

Shin-hanga which means new prints was an art movement in early 20th-century Japan, during the Taishō (1912 – 26) and Shōwa (1926 – 89) periods. The movement flourished from around 1915 to 1942, though it resumed briefly from 1946 through the 1950s.

In the Westernization of Japan during the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) ukiyo-e after Kobayashi Kiyochika gradually declined. Shin hanga printmakers worked within the ukiyo-e framework that revitalized traditional ukiyo-e art rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods (17th–19th century). The artist was designing the prints, which got then passed on to artisan carvers and printers employed by a print publisher. The most famous publisher of Shin Hanga Prints was Watanabe Shozaburo.

Inspired by European Impressionism, the artists incorporated Western elements such as the effects of light and the expression of individual moods but focused on strictly traditional themes of landscapes (fukeiga), famous places (meishō), beautiful women (bijinga), kabuki actors (yakusha-e), and birds-and-flowers (kachō-e). Naturalistic light, shade, textures and perspective are tools to show the tranquillity of human-nature coexistence. Seasons (early spring, midsummer, cherry blossom…), the time of day (full moon, morning mist…) and weather conditions (temple in snow or after rain…) mark the prints also temporally specific.

Shin hanga artists included several artists, each known for their favourite subjects: Hashiguchi Goyo, for his portraits of women, Ito Shinsui, for his portraits of women and landscapes, Yamamura Koka and Ohta Masamitsu (1892 – 1867) for his portraits of Kabuki actors, Ohara Koson for his bird and plant prints, and Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida for thier landscapes. Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida probably have been the two most popular Shing-hanga artists, who focused on urban or rural landscapes.

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