HASUI -- Megaro Fudo Temple (#3)

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Title "Megaro Fudo Temple"
("Megaro Fudo do")
Date 1931; (c1940's/50's/60's)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "M-gift seal" (reads "Wa-ta-na-be") lower/right image.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, temple structures, stone areas, and foreground; marvelously life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors; very clean backside. (Very slight tape traces verso corners (slight skinning to one); light printer's wrinkle.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #58; Narazaki #322
Comments Bears unusual "gift seal" lower/right corner. Narazaki reports that this composition was designed with an interest in depicting the complex shadows which are seen cast on the flagstones of the temple's path and steps. Interestingly, the "backwards swastika" symbol is actually the Japanese kanji for "temple." Fresh.
Item # AT-142
Price $725 (Reserved)