Print developed from Kawase Hasui’s Shinobazu Pond at Night (Yoru no chihan [Shinobazu no ike]), April 1932, from The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

Hasui was a prominent designer of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement, whose artists depicted traditional subjects with a style influenced by Western art.

The prints made in the period between the earthquake and World War II thus became a kind of time capsule. In 1945, some artists were prompted to reissue their scenes of urban life, along with new prints that were similarly nostalgic; this expanded series was called Recollections of Tokyo.

  • Print Reproduction
  • Image size: 12.25 x 7.9378 in.
  • Poster size: 10 x 13 in.
  • Materials: #80 Silk Cover, recycled content, vegetable-based inks.