The Pond at Benten Shrine in Shiba (Shiba Benten ike), Kawase Hasui
Woodblock prints, roughly 11 x 16 inches (27 x 40 cm). As with most woodblock prints, there are several different “pulls” from the same block for this beautiful image designed by Japanese Shin hanga artist Kawase Hasui.
I’ve selected two versions to show you here. The first, which is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has more color in the blossoms. The second, which you can see on the Ukiyo-e.org website (larger here), has more definition in the leaves.
2 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Kawase Hasui’s The Pond at Benten Shrine in Shiba”
Charley – crazy beautiful work – thanks for posting this.
A simple complexity in the precision of random vegitaion
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