KASAMATSU -- Spring Night at Ginza

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Title Spring Night at Ginza" ("Haru no Yo Ginza")
Date 1934 (First Edition Seal, 100 impressions)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C seal" (used only 1929-42)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; baren "sujizuri" (circular baren traces printing) to pavement and building; crisp "key-lines."
Condition Excellent. Clean backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Blair, Toledo 1936, pl. #172; Grund #W-15; Merritt p61.
Comments Kasamatsu's most famous image. Rarely seen; flawless condition. Early Watanabe "C seal" (Blair/Toledo 1936--indicates edition of 100).
Item # CG-735
Price $1,500 (Sold)