HASUI -- "Nogami Town, Saitama" (#2)

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Title "Nogami Town, Saitama"
("Nogami-cho, Saitama")
Date 1946
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (lower/right) and "I-seal" (Ono Gintaro's "printers seal") lower/left; appropriate "First Edition" seals.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 13
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, mountain, buildings, foreground; light baren "sujizuri" to rock wall; nicely visible woodgrain in sky; life-like reflection (pole in water).
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front/verso. Pencil title/artist name lower margin. (Partial very thin backing; some thinning lower right margin--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #476; Hotei #491.
Comments Typical "old Japan" rural streetscene. A gorgeous print with outstanding colors. Bears "First Edition" seal.
Item # DG-681
Price $1050 (Reserved/RT)