HASUI -- "Shirakawa Castle Ruins, Cherry Blossoms"

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Title "Shirakawa Castle Ruins, Cherry Blossoms"
("Shirakawajoshi no Sakura")
Date 1946, (1946-57, lifetime printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by an eastcoast USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal" (lower/left)
(Lifetime edition, and appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; baren "sujizuri" to rocky walls; light "gauffrage" to cherry blossoms; highly detailed carving. (Two "drying pin-holes" top margin.)
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Some faint wrinkling mainly in margins; faint remnant of an old dealer sticker verso; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #468; Hotei #483.
Comments Beautifully colored springtime scene. Appropriate First Edition seal.
Item # DJ-18
Price $950 (Sold/WA)