Hasegawa Settan

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Drawing of a seal that washed up on a beach near Karatsu, by Hasegawa Settan

Hasegawa Settan (長谷川雪旦, ?–1843) was a Japanese painter who lived during the late Edo period, born in Edo.[1]

His first name was Munehide (宗秀), and his pseudonym was Gengakusai Ichiyōsai (巌岳斎 一陽庵). He was commonly called Gotō Uzaemon (後藤右衛門). He was originally a wood sculptor, and he carved the woodblocks for many ukiyo-e prints. The Edo Meisho Zue is one of his masterpieces. For his artistic accomplishments, Hasegawa Settan was awarded the honorary Buddhist title Hokkyō (法橋 "Bridge of the Dharma").

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honolulu Museum of Art work of Hasegawa Settan". Retrieved 2013-03-06.