HASUI -- "Road to Nikko"

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Title "Road to Nikko"
Date 1930
(printed before 1946/47)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (not uncommon--as hand-applied by Watanabe)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds and trees; woodgrain visible in sky; nicely detailed carving. (Ink "smudge" lower center.)
Condition Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Tiny tack-holes at margin corners; light creasing, bumping; wear; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #311; Hotei #211.
Comments A handsomely colorful image of the deeply forested road leading to Nikko.
Item # BH-08
Price Sold/JK
Special $500
(Reg $625)