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Ohara Koson is one of the most famous Japanese artists – Articles about the artist – Zen Designer

Traditional Japanese prints of the genre “Flowers and birds” (Cacho-e) the great Japanese artist Ohara Koson.

Cacho-e is a Japanese term used for all prints and print editions, United by one theme – the genre “Flowers and birds” – traditional Japanese art. Koson Ohara is the most famous master of the Japanese woodblock genre Cacho-e of the 20th century.

Ohara Koson was born in 1877 years in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, in Northern Japan. At birth was given the name Ohara, MATEO.

Studied painting with Suzuki Koson – Japanese woodblock print master of the genre of Ukio-e, and after the master’s death took his name. During his career, o’hara several times changed its name, CESSON, on Jason. So sometimes there is confusion with the signatures on the prints. On one we read CESSON Ohara, Ohara hoson the other or Vice versa. However, it’s the same artist.

In 1904 Koson Ohara creates a series of engravings, devoted to the Russo-Japanese war. Then there was nothing unusual. At that time almost all the masters of the Japanese woodblock genre of Ukio-e was engaged in one way or another on this topic. First was in the fashion the theme Continue reading

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