Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches, ink and color on paper. Shin Hanga print by Kawase Hasui of the early 18th century Nezu Shrine. Captured on a snowy day, Hasui creates a photographic effect showing the entrance in a cropped view. Architectural features are sharply detailed against the white background; the marshy walkway coming in from the right leads the viewer's eye into the print.
Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches, ink and color on paper. Shin Hanga print otherwise known as 'Rain in May' by Kawase Hasui.Framed by large green trees on each side, the beautiful roof lines of the castle are revealed on a rainy day in spring. To the left, a humble wooden structure is laid out in horizontal fashion balancing the high rising castle behind it.
Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches, ink and color on paper. Shin Hanga print showing one of the 'Three Bridges of Japan'. Built in the late 17th century by Lord Hiroyoshi Kikkawa to solve the transportation problem when the Nishiki River flooded. Hasui presents the five arch bridge and its surroundings in a lyric manner, looking through pink cherry blossoms at a pebbled bank with a man maneuvering his boat beneath the bridge.
Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches. Print by one of the leading artists of the Shin Hanga print movement. The depiction of the landscape from a sharp angle in this print reflects the influence of traditional Japanese woodblock prints in the Edo period. Published by S. Watanabe Color Print, with signature of Hasui and stamp in red in lower right corner.