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Shin Hanga Woodblock Prints

新版画 (Shin hanga)


Shin-hanga ("new woodblock prints") was an art movement in early 20th-century Japan, during the Taisho and Showa periods, that revitalized traditional ukiyo-e art rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods (17th-19th century). It maintained the traditional ukiyo-e collaborative system (hanmoto system) where the artist, carver, printer, and publisher engaged in division of labor, as opposed to the Sosaku-hanga (creative prints) movement which advocated the principles of "self-drawn," "self-carved," and "self-printed." The Shin-hanga movement flourished from around 1915 to 1942, though it resumed briefly from 1946 through the 1950s. Inspired by European Impressionism, the artists incorporated Western elements such as the effects of light and the expression of individual moods, but focused on strictly traditional themes of landscapes (fukeiga), famous places (meisho), beautiful women (bijinga), kabuki actors (yakusha-e), and birds and flowers (kachoga). See "Shin-hanga". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

Mount Fuji (Sunrise) by Yoshimoto Masao. Kyoto Hanga-in, c.1950. Bamboo Frame.
Japanese Woodblock Shin-Hanga Print: Tsuchiya Koitsu - Fuji from Lake Sai, 1938
SHAKUHACHI PLAYERS/KOMUSO- 1950s WOODBLOCK PRINT By SANZO WADA (Kyoto Hanga-In)



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