HASUI -- "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima" (#3)

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Title "Zaimoku Island, Matsushima" ("Matsushima Zaimokuiwa"--"zaimoku-iwa" means literally "wood rock.")
Date 1933, First Edition printing.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C-seal" (used only 1929-42, appropriate seal for "First Edition" printing)
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 backside. (Very slight fading; "bumped" lower-right corner; thin paper residues top verso corners.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #205; Blair 1936 Toledo Catalogue #80.
Comments Simply superb. (Oblong Watanabe "C-seal" indicative of first edition printing.)
Item # BG-236
Price $1450 (Sold/FC)