Publisher: Tokyo Bijutsu
The painter and print designer Ohara Koson (1877–1945) was part of the shin-hanga (“new prints”) movement that revitalised traditional ukiyo-e printmaking in Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A prolific master of kachō-e (bird-and-flower) designs, much of his large body of work consists of highly realistic and colourful depictions of feathered and blooming wildlife. Many of the prints he produced are presented here in stunning clarity alongside detailed close-ups which reveal the artist’s skilled and delicate technique.
192 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese