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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Kawase Hasui’

Chiba City Museum of Art

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

Japanese painter Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was a prominent artist of the shin-hanga (new prints) style. After studying ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and nihonga (Japanese-style painting) under Kiyokata Kaburagi, he quickly became particularly well known for his skill at landscapes and scenic settings. This exhibition is a celebration of 130 years since Kawase’s birth, and features more than 300 of Kawase’s works, making it a comprehensive overview of one of the most prolific Japanese artists of the early 20th century.

In addition to his art, the exhibition showcases various supplementary items, including preparatory study materials, personal diaries and print variations. Some items are being publicly displayed for the first time; Nov. 26-Jan. 19.

Chiba City Museum of Art; 3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba. Chiba Stn. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 8 p.m.) ¥1,000. Closed on every first Mon. 043-221-2311; www.ccma-net.jp