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,[1] 1778–1843)[2] was a Japanese artist who lived during the late Edo period, born in Edo.

His given name was Munehide (宗秀), and his art-name 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, an illustrated catalogue of the sights of Edo for which he provided in the woodcuts, is one of his major works.[2][3][4] For his artistic accomplishments, Hasegawa Settan was awarded the honorary Buddhist title Hokkyō (法橋 "Bridge of the Dharma").

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  1. ^ Goree 2017, p. 411.
  2. ^ a b Graham, Patricia Jane (2007). Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art, 1600–2005. University of Hawaii Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-8248-3191-2.
  3. ^ Douglas 1897, p. 13.
  4. ^ Shirane, Haruo (5 March 2013). Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts. Columbia University Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-231-15281-5.

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