KASAMATSU -- "Yanaka Pagoda in the Rain" (#3)

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Title "Yanaka Pagoda in the Rain"
("Ameni Soboruru To (Yanaka, Tokyo)")
Artist Shiro KASAMATSU
Date 1932, late spring.
(Circa 1931-41.)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "D-seal" seal (used only 1931-41; early pre-War printing)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; life-like streaks of falling rain; baren "sujjizuri" (circles) lower foreground; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Very good colors. Clean backside. (Printer's wrinkle top left; faint narrow mat-line 3 edges; few scattered spots; light toning.)
Reference/Illus Grund #W-08.
Comments Evocative early Showa-era image of a well known Tokyo scene. Early pre-War printing.
Item # CG-241
Price $625 (Sold/JG)