HASUI -- "Kasuga Shrine at Nara" (#4)

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Title "Kasuga Shrine at Nara"
("Nara Kasuga Jinsha")
Date April 1933 (likely 1940/50's printing)
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan--Western Provinces"
("Nihon Fukei Shu II--Kansai Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Unsealed (not uncommon, occasionally omitted), but clearly on "older paper."
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" to trees, roof edges, and umbrella; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and verso. (Single surface scratch--otherwise flawless. Light toning.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #66; Narazaki #222; Hotei #317; Watanabe 1936 Catalogue #H-156.
Comments Gorgeous--sought-after "red temple" image; not often seen. See our related
"Kasuga Shrine" article.
Item # DG-347
Price $1075 (Sold/WA)