Temples and Shrines in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui

17 November 2018–31 March 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Kawase Hasui, Kansa Shrine at Lake Tazawa, from the series Souvenirs of Travel III, 1927.

This exhibition features 12 woodblock prints by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Selected from more than 600 prints donated to VMFA by René and Carolyn Balcer, these works focus on scenes of temples and shrines across Japan, celebrating their sacred architecture and connections with people and nature. Curated by Li Jian, VMFA E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter curator of East Asian art.

(Photo © Kawase Hasui.)

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