HASUI -- "Ikegami Honmonji Temple" (#8)

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Title "Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
("Ikegami Honmon-Ji")
Date 1931 (circa 1946-57)
Provenance Collected 1947/48 by US Army Officer with McArthur occupation while in Japan.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6mm seal" (lower/left)
(lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, and snow areas; light "gauffrage" to accumulated snow in trees; distinctive "baren sujizuri" circles to foreground snow; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Very clean margins and verso. Absolutely flawless--an amazingly fresh print.
Reference/Illus Narazaki #320; Blair, Toledo 1936 #28.
Comments One of Hasui's beautiful wintertime snowscenes.
Item # EG-022
Price $1450 (Sold/NK)