HASUI -- "Megaro Fudo Temple" (#9)

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Title "Megaro Fudo Temple"
("Megaro Fudo do")
Date 1931 (life-time edition)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm seal"
(1946-57 printing).
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, temple structures, stone areas, and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to cherry blossoms; marvelously life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Very faint dealer storage mat-line right edge; few faint spots upper margin; slight toning.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #58; Narazaki #322; Hotei #263.
Comments Delightful springtime temple image. Narazaki reports that this composition was designed with an interest in depicting the complex shadows seen cast upon the flagstones of the temple's path and steps. Interestingly, the "backwards swastika" symbol is actually the Japanese kanji for "temple."
Item # EG-024
Price $1050 (Sold/JR)