Hasui Kawase (born in Tokyo, 1883-1957) is a woodblock artist who produced many landscape prints from the Taisho era to the Showa era. He was interested in painting from a young age and studied Japanese painting intermittently in his teens. In his mid-twenties, when he reached a turning point, he studied at the Aoibashi Western-style Painting Institute, and at the age of 27, he studied under Kiyokata Kaburagi, and finally began his career as a painter. In the first half of the Taisho period, Hasui worked as a disciple of Kiyokata, working on illustrations for magazines, frontispieces, advertisement designs, etc., and became familiar with production using "plates". Influenced by the series of landscape prints Eight Views of Omi produced by Shinsui Ito, who was a fellow student, he decided to make woodblock prints. I will announce the part work. Over the next 40 years, he traveled all over Japan sketching, creating many poetic works based on the lives of the people living there and the scenery of the four seasons.
This exhibition is a reconstruction of only the Juichi Arai collection, following the cancellation of the Hasui Kawase exhibition, which was scheduled to be held last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Juichi Arai Collection covers Kawase Hasui's excellent prints from his early years to his later years, as well as graphic designs such as book covers, magazine covers, illustrations, frontispieces, and postcards that have rarely been introduced. It is a rich collection that includes Please enjoy the wide range of Hasui's works created through the means of expression called "plates."
30th anniversary of opening
Juichi Arai Collection Hasui Kawase Exhibition
[Date] April 24th (Sat) - June 13th (Sun) 9:30 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
*Closed: Mondays (but open on May 3rd (Monday)), May 6th (Thursday)
[Venue] Hiratsuka Museum of Art
[Viewing fee] General ¥800 / High school and university students ¥500
* Junior high school students and younger, and high school students on Saturdays are free
*Admission is free for persons with disabilities and one attendant.
* Free for Hiratsuka citizens over 65 years old, group fee for those living outside the city (Please present something that can confirm your age and address)
[Organizer] Hiratsuka City Museum of Art
[ Special Cooperation] Juichi Arai Collection, Arai Shoji Co., Ltd.
[ Sponsor] Kanagawa Chuo Kotsu Co., Ltd.
[Inquiries] 0463-35-2111 (Hiratsuka Museum of Art)
Outline of the event