HASUI -- Megaro Fudo Temple

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Title "Megaro Fudo Temple" ("Megaro Fudo do")
Date 1931; (c1940's/50's)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer red 6mm (lifetime edition)
Image Size 9.5 x 14.375
Impression Very good; nice "bokashi" shading; life-like shadowing.
Condition Excellent; only slight toning. Strong colors; clean backside.
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #58; Narazaki #322
Comments Still in original Watanabe folder. Narazaki reports that this composition was designed with an interest in depicting the complex shadows which are seen cast on the flagstones of the temple's path and steps. Interestingly, the "backwards swastika" symbol is actually the Japanese kanji for "temple." Fresh.
Item # CG-529
Price $650 (Sold)