HASUI -- Zaimoku Island, Matsushima

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Title "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima" ("Matsushima Zaimokuiwa"--"zaimoku-iwa" means literally "wood rock")
Date 1933, likely pre-war printing.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "Gift" seal (however, printing indicative of very early printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Excellent; skillful "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" to rocks and sail; baren "sujizuri" to sail; crisp key-lines; visible woodgrain in sky; lifelike reflection.
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #205
Comments Simply superb. ("Gift" seal--with printing strongly indicative of very early printing.)
Item # AT-30
Price $750 (Sold)