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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "The Miyajima Shrine in Snow"

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Catalog ID A2844
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title The Miyajima Shrine in Snow
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date c.1935
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #371
Size 10 -1/4 x 14 -3/4 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: Commissioned by the Japanese Railway Ministry for use on a poster, few examples have survived, and very fine examples like this one are scarce. The inscription on the bottom margin reads: "The Miyajima Shrine in Snow", Artist - Kawase Hasui. Wood-cut Printing by S. Watanabe, in Tokyo.

This joint project with the International Tourist Board is the first attempt to reproduce an actual woodblock print as a mass-produced poster. Due to his popularity, Hasui was one of a select few artists to be given an important position in international advertising of national policy. Because Hasui had already established a record of overseas sales, he was eminently suitable for such assignments. - Water and Shadow; pg. 45

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