OKAZAKI -- "Snowy Day - Five-story Pagoda at Ueno"

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Artist Shintaro OKAZAKI
(dates unknown; active 1950's)
Title "Snowy Day - Five-story Pagoda at Ueno"
("Yuki no Hi - Ueno Goju no To")
Date 1954; margin-dated First Edition.
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Okura/Shinmi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; deeply "gauffraged" falling streaks of snow and accumulation; nice detailing to pagoda.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Reference/Illus Related article: "Unsodo Publisher."
Comments A boldly dramatic, snowscene image--much in the style of Hasui's early works.
Rare First Edition printing.
Item # BG-629
Price $850 (Reserved/NK)