Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is considered the foremost Japanese landscape print artist of the 20th century. Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces brings together in a single volume one hundred of Hasui's most celebrated prints. Fully illustrated, this publication includes annotated descriptions for each work, as well as two essays on Hasui's life and work. Hasui's valuable contribution to the woodblock print medium was acknowledged in 1956, a year before his death, when he was honoured with the distinction of `Living National Treasure'.