HASUI -- "Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto" (#5)

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Title "Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto"
("Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera")
Date November 1933 (lifetime printing; 1946-1957)
Provenance Consigned by a knowledgable Florida print collector/dealer.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II--Western Provinces"
("Nihon Fukei-shu II, Kansai Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6mm-seal" (lower/right)
(used only 1946-57, lifetime printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, rooftop, distant mountain, and foreground; light "gauffrage" to roof-edges and railing; light "baren sujizuri" to foreground; life-like shadowing; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. Very clean margins and verso. (Slight toning margins--otherwise absolutely flawless.) An amazingly fresh print.
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #72; Narazaki #229; Hotei #324.
Comments Beautiful nighttime scene of Kyoto's famous Kiyomizu Temple bathed in moonlight.
Not often seen.
Item # GM-03
Price $1175 (Sold/KM)