San Diego, CA
Combining modernity, scenic tranquility, and Japanese romantic fantasy, Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works from the Museum's collection of East Asian Art, many for the first time.
This exhibition focuses on two major movements, Shin Hanga (New Prints) and Sosaku Hanga (Creative Prints), which arose in the 1910s in Japan, after the end of the Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo Era (1615–1868). The notion of Sosaku Hanga continues to the modern day, so some of these contemporary print-makers, practicing Western printing techniques, are also included in the exhibition.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement in Japan details the shin hanga movement and presents works by its principal artists, with lavish illustrations and expert commentary.
Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement in Japan