||"Shinto Shrine of Kasuga at Nara"
(titled only in English via "sticker")
(Shimbi Shoin Publisher ceased business in 1935)
||Private placement. Consigned by a eastcoast print collector.
||"Board of Tourist Industy -- Japanese Government Railways" Print
||Shimbi Shoin Publisher (Tokyo, 1905-35)
||Unusual small red
oval "Ha-sui" seal.
||9 x 13 5/8
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; nicely visible "woodgrain"
seen in sky; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to snow-laden trees and falling snow flakes;
highly detailed carving.
||Excellent. Strong colors.
Clean front and backside.
(No flaws noted.)
Prior to our June 2003 article, was an UN-documented Hasui print. (Incorrectly listed by
Hotei as a "variant" of the common #317 Watanabe "summertime Kasuga" print.)
||Extremely rare. Perhaps the only Hasui image by Shimbi Shoin Publisher.
(Learn more.). For the serious Hasui collector.