Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Lake Kizaki, Shinshu"
|Title||Lake Kizaki, Shinshu|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Reference No||Hotei #453|
|Size||10 -1/2 x 15 -1/4 "|
Notes: Pencil notation of title and artist on reverse. Designs created during the war are seldom seen due to paper rationing at that time, and the fact that Watanabe had a dwindling number of foreign customers. As a result, he printed fewer examples.
During wartime, the shin-hanga movement declined as the military government tightened it's control over the arts and culture. In 1939, the Army Art Association was established under the patronage of the Army Information Section to promote war art exclusively. By 1943, an official commission for war painting was set up and artists’ materials were rationed. Overseas market for Japanese prints declined drastically at the same time, causing less interest and fewer prints being produced during this period.