ISHIWATA, Koitsu -- "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" (#3)

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Artist ISHIWATA, Koitsu
Title "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" (#3) ("(Hakubo) Choshi-machi Imamiya-dori")
Date 1932 (Circa late-1930's/early 40's, pre-War.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed, but clearly on "age-mellowed" paper.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, shoji windows, and foreground; detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Excellent. Excellent colors. (Slight age-toning; single 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-563
Price $550 (Reserved/GH)