Kawase Hasui Coloring Book
This coloring book holds 22 of Hasui’s beautiful images that have been traced for you to color. The full-color originals are shown as small pictures on the inside front and back covers. The last page of the book is blank so you can draw and color your own picture.
Kawase Hasui was born in Tokyo in 1883. At the age of twenty-five he began studying art at the school of master Japanese painter Kaburagi Kiyokata, where his great talent soon became apparent. In 1916 he met publisher Watanabe Shozaburo, who began turning Hasui’s watercolor paintings into woodblock prints for sale on the world market. His pictures showed scenes of rural Japan, often emphasizing the seasons: flowers in spring, bright sunshine in summer, turning leaves in fall, and snow scenes in winter. In 1956, near the end of his life, the Japanese government honored Hasui as a “Living National Treasure."
Softcover: 48 pages with staple binding
Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches