HASUI -- "Saishoin Temple in Snow, Hirosaki" (#3)

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Title "Saishoin Temple in Snow, Hirosaki" ("Hirosaki Saishoin")
Date 1936 (circa early 1950's/lifetime printing)
Provenance Collected by US Army serviceman early 1950's while in Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer No publisher's seal present (occasionally omitted), but known to date to early 1950's (lifetime edition)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, building, even to "fog" at horizon; lightly "gauffraged" umbrella and as accumulation of snow to trees; finely carved details. Stamped "Original Work of Art" lower 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 #217; Hotei #313.
Comments Beautiful red temple/snowscene image with much depth. Superb condition lifetime edition.
Item # DG-445
Price $925 (Reserved/BS)