Presented here are woodblock prints categorized as shin-hanga. Use the prints tab in the toolbar above to navigate to all artists and other genres or visit recent print additions to see all newly added prints.
Modern Japanese prints produced by traditional woodblock printing methods are known as shin-hanga (lit. 'new prints'). Shin-hanga were usually produced by a professional publisher (although some artists acted as their own publisher) who employed highly-skilled woodblock carvers and printers. The artists and publishers that worked in the shin-hanga movement produced woodblock prints that represent a pinnacle in production quality by introducing new innovations such as the printer's manipulation of the baren (the printer's pad) to create decorative patterns and textures, featuring embellishments such as embossing and burnishing, and essentially rediscovering techniques to print lush mica backgrounds.
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only
Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.
site last updated
July 23, 2021
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475
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