Kawase Hasui (Japanese, Ukiyo-e, 1883–1957): Early Summer Rain, Arakawa; 1932. Color woodblock print, Image: 14-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches (36.2 x 24.1 cm), Sheet: 16 x 10-3/4 inches (40.6 x 27.3 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA.
1937. Kawase Hasui 1937 (1833-1957) was a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the chief printmakers in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. In the West, Kawase is mainly known as a Japanese woodblock printmaker. He and Hiroshi Yoshida are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin-hanga style, and are known especially for their landscape prints.