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Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Stepping Stones in Afternoon, Nara Isui-en, 1960, Woodblock print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Stepping Stones in Afternoon, Nara Isui-en, 1960, Woodblock print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Steps to Jakkoin Temple, Kyoto, 1960, Woodblock.
"To me black and white have always been the most beautiful of colors."
 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Steps to Jakkoin Temple, Kyoto, 1960, Woodblock.

"To me black and white have always been the most beautiful of colors."

 

Yuzuruha- Classical Beauty, 1943, by Hiratsuka Un’ichi. 

Yuzuruha- Classical Beauty, 1943, by Hiratsuka Un’ichi. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Nude on Red Chair, 1939. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Nude on Red Chair, 1939. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Mt. Uzen, 1936. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Mt. Uzen, 1936. 

Hiraksuka Un’ichi, Radishes, 1935. 

Hiraksuka Un’ichi, Radishes, 1935. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Plum, 1930. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Plum, 1930. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Rakan Temple at Yabakei, 1925, print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Rakan Temple at Yabakei, 1925, print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Megane Bridge, 1935, print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Megane Bridge, 1935, print. 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi (1895-1997) was one of the primary founding fathers of the post World War II Japanese art movement called, sosaku hang, or the creative print movement. This movement helped propel Japanese art towards modernism. 
Untitled Landscape, 1934, print. 

 

Hiratsuka Un’ichi (1895-1997) was one of the primary founding fathers of the post World War II Japanese art movement called, sosaku hang, or the creative print movement. This movement helped propel Japanese art towards modernism. 

Untitled Landscape, 1934, print.