Hasegawa Settan

1778 - 1843

Hasegawa Settan was a Japanese artist who lived during the late Edo period, born in Edo.
His given name was Munehide, and his art-name was Gengakusai Ichiyōsai. He was commonly called Gotō Uzaemon. 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. For his artistic accomplishments, Hasegawa Settan was awarded the honorary Buddhist title Hokkyō.
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