Before-Mirror Japanese print by Ito Shinsui

The prints designed by Japanese artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) feature traditional subjects, bold colours, and realism that went beyond 19th-century norms, a combination that achieved remarkable commercial success. In his homeland his reputation rested upon his paintings (from his later… Continue reading

The Kimono in Japanese Prints


The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese DesignΒ is the first show by the Worcester Art Museum devoted to examining the kimono as a major source of inspiration, style, and experimentation in Japanese prints, from the Edo (1603-1868) to the… Continue reading

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Hasui: Japanese Prints

Zojo-ji Temple in Shiba (Shiba Zojoji) (1925) by Kawase Hasui, series: Twenty Views of Tokyo (Tokyo nijukei) (Taisho 14 nen)

Divided into four sections, the exhibition features a selection of over 100 woodblock prints providing a tour of Japan’s most evocative places, both real and imaginary, while documenting the art and culture of a country that has experienced a profound… Continue reading