Ohara Koson

Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was a Japanese printmaker known for his delicate and detailed woodblock prints of birds and flowers. He was a key figure in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement, which aimed to revive and modernize traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques. Koson's prints were highly sought after during his lifetime and remain popular today for their exquisite beauty and technical skill. His work is characterized by its intricate detail, muted colors, and elegant compositions, and often features seasonal motifs such as cherry blossoms and chrysanthemums.

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