“Pond at the Benten Shrine in Shiba” by Kawase Hasui (1929)

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Thank you for posting this! This print is by Kawase Hasui, a renowned modern Japanese woodblock print artist. He created hundreds of prints during his lifetime, primarily during the 1920s-1940s. You can see thousands of examples of his work here:

If you like pieces like this you may also like works by Yoshida Hiroshi:

Or works by Tsuchiya Koitsu:

They’re all from roughly the same time period – an era in which Japanese artists were starting to re-claim some of the traditional Japanese arts that had become passé once Japan adopted western culture (frequently referred to as “shin hanga”). If anyone has any questions about this artist or the art form I’d be happy to answer them!

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