Shotei -- "Night Rain at Asagaya, Wagon Puller" (#2)

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Title "Night Rain at Asagaya, Wagon Puller" (given name)
Date ca1924-27 (pre-1936)
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable SW print collector/dealer.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 6 3/8 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; crisply and highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong, unfaded colors. Clean backside. (Tiny pin-hole left edge; light toning; very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus website #M-30; Ota Museum #203; 1936 Watanabe Catalogue #230.
Comments Light from a tea house illuminates a passing wagon puller. Fine condition for this rare, pre-War image.
Item # FW-84
Price $675 (Sold/NK)