Kawase Hasui: Fuji in Clear Weather after Snow from Tago Bay Holiday Cards
Inside message: Season’s Greetings
One dozen 5 x 7 in. holiday cards with envelopes
Printed on recycled paper
Published with Indianapolis Museum of Art
Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957)
Fuji in Clear Weather after Snow from Tago Bay, 1932
As simply elegant as classic haiku, Kawase Hasui’s artwork often features seasonal scenes of rural Japan. With the support of publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō, Hasui’s original watercolors were made into woodblock prints that became exceptionally popular. Late in life, Hasui was honored as a Living National Treasure by the government of Japan.