Asano -- "Drizzling Rain in Jijyo Castle, Kyoto"

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Artist Takeji ASANO (1900-2002)
Title "Drizzling Rain in Jijyo Castle, Kyoto"
("Nijo-jo Kosame")
Date 1953; margin-dated "First Edition," 1953.
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Okura/Shinmi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree and castle's roof, beams, tiles; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp "key-lines." (Couple minor printer's creases upper margin.)
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Very clean front and verso. (Slight age-toning. No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and nicely illuminated castle scene, with faint rainbow. Rarely seen "First Edition."
Item # DG-223
Price $475 (Reserved/CS)