|Koshiro ONCHI and The Printmakers of "Sosaku Hanga"
"Sosaku-Hanga" is a movement which started at the end of Meiji
period. Its concept was that printmakers should "draw by themselves" ,
"engrave by themselves" and "print by themselves".
Japanese traditional print "Ukiyo-e" was made in a 3-step process,
painting, engraving and printing. Kanae Yamagata and his group advocated
that "Prints should not be a copy of picture.". Koshiro
Onchi was one of representative printmaker of this movement. His works
gained a worldwide recognition.
We will exhibit approximately 20 works of Sosaku Hanga's representative artists such as Koshiro Onchi, Kazuma Oda, Yoshiro Nagase, Kogan Tobari, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kihei Sasajima, Kakuzo Ishii, Hide Kawanishi, Junichiro Sekino, Tadashige Ono, Yumeji Takehisa, Senpan Maekawa, Masahide Asahi, Unichi Hiratsuka and Takumi Shinagawa.