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Kawase Hasui Wall Calendar

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Like a kigo (a season word) in traditional haiku, Japanese shin hanga (new prints) often suggest the transience of nature. Kawase Hasui, one of the most prominent artists of this printmaking movement, evoked fleeting moments of seasonal beauty in his imagery—spring heralded by cherry blossoms and azaleas, autumn announced by a blaze of maple leaves. In concert with the opening of Japan's cultural and political borders, Hasui was also influenced by Western realistic art, particularly photography. An increased emphasis on shading and linear perspective is noticeable in his atmospheric depictions of Japan's architecture and landscape. The shin hanga movement began around 1915, and within a few years, Hasui began collaborating with publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, a relationship that would continue for the rest of Hasui's life. Throughout his career, Hasui created more than six hundred woodblock prints. The twelve shown here, created from 1920 to 1949, are in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

This calendar is perfect as décor in your home, kitchen, or office and easily helps to keep track of important dates, contacts, and other events at a glance. Each calendar month is easy to glance at and see what responsibilities you have coming up, so make sure you stay organized through the year! Personalization is easy with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations.

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  • Printed on high-quality, FSC certified paper
  • Full-color pages throughout
  • Includes all major and significant holidays
  • Features artwork of Kawase Hasui
  • Carefully curated images
  • Stay on track and organized all year
  • Great as a gift for any occasion
  • Perfect for the home or office
  • Pair with your favorite organizational tool

Rave Reviews

"I love my calendar... have purchased my decorative wall calendars here for years now. The selection of Asian art calendars is great. The customer support offered at Calendars is superior to many... so helpful and professional!" -Shelli

"The calendar is printed on quality thick paper. I've always loved Hasui's prints and this edition has some that I'd never seen before. Quite pleased." -Kandres

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All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.

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Does your room need some color but you can’t decide on a piece of art? Do you want to redecorate but are on a budget and don’t want to break the bank? Wall calendars are the world's most popular calendars with style and unique themes for every interest from art to animals, religion to meditations, family organizers and children’s themes. Fill your walls with life and keep them fresh all year with a beautiful and affordable calendar. The wall calendar format gives you enough space to keep yourself organized and provide breathtakingly beautiful decor for any room, or surface, in your home. A calendar is easy to glance at and see what responsibilities you have coming up this month, so make sure you stay organized through the year! You can personalize your calendar, too, with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations. Track appointments, anniversaries, birthdays and more! Or, cut out and frame your favorite images for year-round art. Wall calendars make great gifts for any and every occasion! The most common wall calendar size is 12" x 12" but sizes do tend to vary from large poster sizes to small mini-calendars or desk calendar. Check out each calendar’s specifications for an exact size. Shop our vast selection of high quality wall calendars.

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In an era of rapid industrial and urban development in Japan, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957) was famous for prints of serene landscapes and waterways. His impressionist-influenced images emphasized the beauty of Japan’s rural countryside, the illumination of land and water by sun and moon, and the changing seasons—his rain, snow, and night scenes were highly acclaimed. Often on the road in search of inspiration, Hasui brought his watercolor sketches to the printing studio of publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, where they were transformed into woodblock prints by a skillful team. One of the greatest and most prolific artists of the shin hanga movement, Hasui produced over six hundred woodblock prints during his forty-year career. In 1956, he was awarded the prestigious title of Living National Treasure by the Japanese government.