||“Misty Morning at Yotsuya Mitsuke”
(“Kiri no Asa (Yotsuya Mitsuke)”)
||1932 or 1933 (Early, a very rare print.)
||Iida Kunitaro Publisher (Tokyo, active 1932-33.) Little is known of this publisher; is known to have published only a few Hasui prints.) (Not Doi.)
||Hirai (active 1914-44)
/Sakakura (active 1932-33)
||9 1/2 x 14 3/8
||Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading. Crisp, sharp "key-lines."
||Fair+ to Good. Quite good colors. (Reinforcing has been added verso to 3 corners; some discoloration/fading lower/left; other wear.)
||Narazaki #D-6; Hotei #271.
||Clearly from the SAME blocks as the commonly seen Doi-published print--it seems clear to us that this print's blocks were, in fact,
FIRST owned/carved/printed by the little-known Tokyo publisher, Iida Kunitaro (in 1932-33). Shortly thereafter, blocks went to Doi.
Despite condition, a VERY RARE print for the serious "Hasui collector."