ISHIWATA, Koitsu -- Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi (#2)

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Artist ISHIWATA, Koitsu
Title "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" (#2) ("(Hakubo) Choshi-machi Imamiya-dori")
Date 1932 (First Edition)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "D-seal" (used only 1931-41, appropriate First Edition seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, shoji windows, and foreground; detailed carving, very crisp key-lines.
Condition Very Good to Excellent. Stong colors. (Very slight wear, slight wrinkling, surface scratch--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "New Wave" pl. #225, p 178.
Comments A beautiful twilight image of a typical early Showa-era Japanese streetscene. (See related "Blockwear" article.)
Item # BG-562
Price $1000 (Sold)