Shin-hanga— The Beauty of Evolving Ukiyoe

Hagi Uragami Museum
Until Jun 19


Hasui Kawase, Kiyoshi Kobayakawa, Hiroshi Yoshida, Koka Yamamura et al.
Shin-hanga, or the new prints, is the style of prints from the Taisho (1912-1926) to early Showa (1926-1989) periods that inherit the ukiyoe style of the Edo period. The publisher Shozaburo Watanabe (1885-1962) followed the traditional divided process of printmaking but put the accent on the individuality of the artist as well. Watanabe collaborated with new artists like Fritz Capelari (1884-1950), a non-Japanese ukiyoe artist, Shinsui Ito (1898-1972), and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), to create a new genre that would surpass the boundaries of European-style or Japanese-style painting.
After him other artists created new-style prints at the beginning of Showa and gained recognition abroad, especially in the US.
In this exhibition, around 190 works from the Chiba City Museum of Art will be on display.

First Half: April 23rd (Sat) - May 22nd (Sun)
Second Half: May 24th (Tue) - June 19th (Sun)

[Related Events]
1. Lecture "Shozaburo Watanabe and the Shin-hanga"
Date: April 23rd (Sat) 13:30-15:00
Venue: Lecture Room
Lecturer: Junko Nishiyama
Capacity: 40 persons (reservations required, first-come basis)
Fee: Free
2. Gallery Tour
Dates: Each Sunday during the exhibition period, 11:00-12:00
Venue: 2F Gallery
Capacity: 20 persons (reservations required)
Fee: Free (exhibition ticket required)
*Please visit the official website for reservations and more information.



Apr 23 (Sat) 2022-Jun 19 (Sun) 2022

Venue Hours

Closed on Monday
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Open on the 1st Monday of each months. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.
FeeAdults ¥1500; University Students ¥1300; Seniors 70 & Over ¥1200; Under 18s, High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueHagi Uragami Museum
Location586-1 Hiyako-machi, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi 758-0074
Access20 minute walk from Tamae Station on the JR Sanin Main line; From Hagi Station on the JR Sanin Main line, take the bus and get off at Hagi Meirin Center. The venue is 5 minute walk from there.