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Here are some very beautiful woodblock prints from the Cavallini archives.

- Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Known for his exquisite landscape prints, Kawase Hasui was one of the most prolific and talented shin hanga artists of the early 20th century. He designed over six hundred woodblock prints, mainly for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, although he also briefly worked for several other publishers. Many people feel that Hasui's most original work was done at the beginning of his career. Unfortunately, the blocks for Hasui's earliest prints were destroyed in the devastating 1923 Kanto earthquake and they were never reprinted. Consequently, Hasui's pre-earthquake prints are among the rarest and most sought-after shin hanga.

This post is for educational purposes.

I have discussed Japanese woodblock printmaking in another earlier topic.

Since it is winter in this part of the world I will post some very lovely winter scenes.


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Dear Margherita, I hope that you do not mind my posting your beautiful poem, it fits in well with this lovely artwork.

WHITE SILENCE by Margrit Rueger

The morning air carries
the fragrance of snow,
sparkling white beauty
reflecting in my eyes.

I plunge into this softness
this myriad of snowflakes
each a masterpiece of design
beholding a vision of peace.

My footprints across the field
a friendly message to the sky.
I am embraced by the woods,
aware of my perfect solitude.

My breath the only sound,
I let beauty and silence
enter and expand within
and my heartbeats dance.

I need not ask any questions.
All answers resonate in my heart,
through the magnificence of nature
I hear the divine language of Love.

Surrounded by infinite purity
I stand in stillness and awe
to heaven I raise my voice,
whispering words of praise.

I touch upon the mystery of life
merging with the glittering light.
I am the snow, the sun, the sky
one with the Source, I shine.


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Originally posted by dear Vicky2:
Dear yoko, thank you for the very beautiful post.
I am really enjoying these images. It makes the winter look very beautiful.

Vicky 2Hearts
It sure does!

Thanks ever so dear Yoko, these are quite beautiful!

Love and *LIGHT* *BEING*,

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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