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On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints from the 50th College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show

On this web site from the Library of Congress, over 200 modern Japanese prints, known as hanga, are on display. The prints were collected by the College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) for a juried exhibition to celebrate the Association's 50th anniversary, and have been donated by the CWAJ to the Library of Congress. The prints in the show run the gamut from figural, such as "White Clover" by Yasuko Enjyoji, to abstract, such as Hidehiko Gotou's "Another Night", an image that recalls Georgia O'Keefe. Although most of the prints were created since 2003, there are some that look quite traditional, for example, "Nanzenji in Snow" by Masao Ido - a woodblock print showing village roof lines in the snow; as well as other examples that apply traditional techniques to non-traditional subjects such as Masahiro Kurita's "Night at the Train Station I" - a woodcut depicting commuter rail station.
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Date Issued 2007
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Date of Scout Publication 2007-04-27
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2007/scout-070427#8

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