Sadao Watanabe Japanese Woodblock of A Nativity with Chrysanthemums


Sadao Watanabe
A nativity with Chrysanthemums
Small woodblock print
Signed with chop mark LL
Framed: 11 x 9 x 1 inches
Art: 7 x 5 inches
Chrysanthemums represent rejuvenation and Nobility in Japanese culture

Sadao Watanabe, (1913-1996) was a Japanese artist best known for his prints that meld biblical imagery with the traditional Japanese folk art known as mingei. Watanabe's work portrays the Christian gospel with a distinctive use of crumpled wet paper mixed with mineral pigments suspended in soy milk, known as katazome.