Hasui -- "Spring Rain at Gokoku-ji Temple"

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Title "Spring Rain at Gokoku-ji Temple"
("Harusame, Gokoku-ji")
Date 1932; (Believed a pre-War or early 1950's impression--clearly not new.) (Learn more about dating prints by "The Doi Publishing House.")
Provenance From a 6-print collection purchased in Japan early 1950's. (Note old 5-digit Kyoto telephone number on "publisher's label/packaging" retained with print set.)
Series na
Publisher Doi Hangaten
(with Doi "watermark" upper left)
Seal, Carver/Printer "E-Seal" (used 1936-62);
Harada/Itoh (active 1932-55)
Image Size 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 ("oban")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to rooftop, lantern, and umbrella; life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Pristine. Deep, strong colors. Found still inside original "presentation folder"-- an uncirculated print. (No flaws noted--slight toning.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #277; Narazaki #D-102.
Comments Colorful springtime image--early printing.
Item # DG-897
Price $750 (Reserved/DV)