Snow at Zōjō Temple

Kawase Hasui (川瀬巴水), 1883-1957

Format, Size: Oversize shin hanga, 472 x 370 mm
Publisher: Commission for Protection of Cultural Properties
Signature: Hasui (巴水)

This design was specially commissioned by the Japanese government to mark the designation of traditional woodblock printing as an “intangible cultural property” (無形文化財). As the foremost print designer of the time, Hasui was responsible for the overall production. Attached to the verso is an official seal indicating that this is impression no. 125 (of an unknown edition).