Hasui Kawase, "Kiyomizu, Evening Snow"
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The composition places the viewer on the balcony at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto on a snowy day. Two figures provide spots of color in the distance in an otherwise monochrome palette. This scarce woodblock print comes from a later edition printing from the original woodblocks.
Published by Watanabe
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony
Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) is one of Japan's most important artists to emerge from the shin-hanga era. His prints are recognized throughout the world, with many of his woodblock prints elevating to icons of art and design.