HASUI -- "Yagumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine, Kobe" (#4)

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Title "Yagumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine in Snow, Kobe"
("Kobe Nagatajin-ja Yagumo-bashi")
Date 1934
(1946-57, lifetime printing)
Provenance Collected by US Army serviceman early 1950's while in Japan.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II" ("Nihon Fukei Shu II Kansai Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal"
(lifetime edition).
Image Size 9 1/4 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, umbrella and kimono, bridge and buildings; baren "sujizuri" (circles) to snowy forground; finely carved details. Stamped "Original Work of Art" and "Printed in Japan" lower verso margin.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Very clean margins and verso. (Slightly trimmed top/upper margin--otherwise absolutely flawless. An amazingly fresh print.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #231; Hotei #327.
Comments A beautifully colorful snowscene image of much depth. Lifetime edition.
Item # DG-443
Price $1350 (Sold/WA)