LACMA Collections Online - Kawase Hasui [Bio]
This is wonderful collection of
Shin Hanga style woodblock prints by one of the greatest
printmakers of all time - Kawase Hasui. In 1956, Hasui was named a
Living National Treasure in Japan. His landscape works have a very natural,
yet dreamlike quality. His Winter prints really seem to capture the motion,
presence and quiet nature of the snow. Here a few of my favorites.
By the way, I visited the Kasuga Shrine in Nara, and the trail to the shrine
is covered with many beautiful stone lanterns and a few stone lions too. It was
quite an enchanting site.