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One Hundred Scenes of Kobe
  • Hide Kawanishi
    active: Japan
  • One Hundred Scenes of Kobe
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • book of woodblock prints
  • Not on display
  • EL2007.038
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Japan Re-imagined/Post-war Art," Mar-2008, Kris Ercums
A native of Kobe, which in the late 1800s became one of the first ports in Japan opened to foreign trade, Kawanishi was one of the leading members of the creative print
movement prior to World War II. Eschewing earlier ukiyo-e styles and subject matter-he abhorred the use of black outlines prevalent in Japanese prints for centuries-he focused on urban life in mid-twentieth-century Japan,
creating a copious body of vibrantly colored prints.