||"Shinto Shrine of Kasuga at Nara"
(titled only in English via "sticker")
(Shimbi Shoin Publisher ceased business in 1935)
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||"Board of Tourist Industy -- Japanese Government Railways" Print
||Shimbi Shoin Publisher (Tokyo, 1905-35)
||Unusual small red
oval "Ha-sui" seal.
||8 7/8 x 13 1/2
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; nicely visible woodgrain seen in sky;
highly detailed carving.
||Very Good. Strong colors. Clean front and verso. (Lower/center area of damage (residues, abrasion, staple hole)
from calendar removal; pigment added; couple tiny spots; slight toning.) Trimmed at image edge (as removed from original calendar backing).
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. From original calendar
as issued by Japanese Government Railways in 1935/36.
(Learn more.). For the serious Hasui collector.
||Special $875 (Sold/NM)