HASUI -- "Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto" (#6)

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Title "Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto"
("Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera")
Date 1933, Nov (pre-War printing, known collected 1947-48)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of US Army serviceman Bob Broadway stationed in Tokyo 1947-48.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan, Western Provinces"
("Nihon Fukeishu Kansai Hen") 1933-41
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher), but known collected 1947-48.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, rooftop, distant mountain, and foreground; "gauffrage" to roof-edges and railing; "baren sujizuri" tracings to foreground; life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso (no prior mounts). (Two-inch crease lower/right corner; slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #72; Narazaki #229; Hotei #324; Blair 1936 Toledo, #96.
Comments Beautiful nighttime scene of Kyoto's famous Kiyomizu Temple bathed in moonlight. Not often seen. Unsealed prints (hand-applied) are not uncommon from Watanabe; but known to be pre-War.
Item # BA-01
Price Special Pricing $795
(reg $1000)