HASUI -- "Carp Windsock" (#5)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Carp Windsock"
("Koi no Biri")
Date 1948 (First Edition)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6-mm seal"
appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to windsock and buildings; strongly visible woodgrain in sky; baren "sujizuri" tracings to wall and street; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Small loss lower/right corner; light toning; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #489; Hotei #508.
Comments Beautiful rural streetscene -- "carp windsocks" are flown throughout Japan on May 5th in celebration of "Boy's Day."
"First Edition" printing.
Item # GG-178
Price $975