Kawase Hasui

Japanese, 1883 - 1957


Hasui Kawase was a Shin Hanga artist. He is most known for his wide range of landscape woodblocks of exquisite colour, perspective and ambiance. During his Life he created over 600 different woodblock scenes.    He was honored with the title of a Living National Treasure.

Most of his woodblocks were published by Watanabe, but he also had some of his work published by other companies including by Isetatsu, Bijutsusha, Kawaguchi and Sakai, Tokyo Shobido and Doi Teiichi.