HASUI -- "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima" (#2)

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Title "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima"
("Matsushima Zaimokuiwa"--"zaimoku-iwa" means literally "wood rock.")
Date 1933 (early pre-War printing)
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal"
(used only 1931-41--early pre-War seal)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillful "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to rocks and sail; baren "sujizuri" to sail; crisp key-lines; visible woodgrain in sky; life-like reflection.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Very slight discoloration to upper sky; very slight fading.) Pencil notation lower verso margin.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #205; Blair 1936 Toledo Catalogue #80.
Comments Simply superb.
Watanabe "D-seal" indicative of very early, pre-War printing.
Item # BG-235
Price $1400