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In printmaking, these currents were expressed in the shin-hanga (new print) and sosakuhanga (creative print) movements.
Sosakuhanga advocated the artist as sole creator of a work of art, and valued personal, expressive, original printed images.
Shin-hanga, founded by influential publisher Watanabe Shozaburo sought to preserve and reinvigorate traditional Japanese printmaking to produce commercially viable prints (Reigle Newland 1990). Shunsen’s exquisite prints were created through the time-honoured collaborative process involving publisher, artist, block-carver and printer...