Mountain Scenes in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui

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Feb 16 2017 - Nov 12 2017

The twelve works in this exhibition, by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) belong to a collection of more than six hundred prints donated to VMFA by René and Carolyn Balcer. Created by Hasui between 1924 and 1953, the works displayed here, which depict scenes of mountains and hills across Japan, represent the country’s yet-untouched austerity, serenity, and beauty.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.


Whether or not you go, Visions of Japan  brings together in a single volume one hundred of the artists most celebrated prints. Fully illustrated, this publication includes annotated descriptions for each work, as well as two essays on Hasuis life and work by Dr. Kendall H. Brown.

Visions of Japan

  • Works on Paper
  • Asian
  • 20th Century
  • Landscape
  • Japanese
  • Kawase Hasui

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