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Lake Hachirogata, Akita

Kawase Hasui, Japanese, (1883–1957)

Creation date: 1927
Creation place: Japan

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Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Clark M. Cavenee
Accession Number: 1946.29.30
State/Province: Akita Prefecture
Dimensions: 14 5/16 in. x 9 7/16 in. (36.35 cm x 23.97 cm)

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04/10/2017 Diana Chou
Hasui, a lifetime collaborator with Watanabe Publisher, created several hundred landscape prints, but unfortunately many of his original designs were destroyed in the 1923 Kanto earthquake. Hasui's use of shadow and light were influenced by Western techniques. In this print, he captures a hauntingly silent summer night surrounding an old tree and a traditional Japanese house. Distant stars twinkle, providing dim light and enhancing the quietness of the remote village.
Last Updated: 5/4/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Eclectic Cat Exhibit , 10/4/1985 - 11/17/1985

Modern Japan: Prints from Taisho Era (1912-1926) & Beyond The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/7/2017 - 8/13/2017


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