HASUI -- "Morning at Mito Beach"

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Title "Morning at Mito Beach"
("Mitohama no Asa")
Date 1953 (pre-1957, lifetime printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black 6mm (lifetime edition), and appropriate seal for First Edition.
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, water, and foreground; wonderfully visible woodgrain; amazingly life-like reflection; nice "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds and Fuji's snowfields; baren "sujizuri" to foreground; finely carved details. (Tiny printer's smudge lower/right corner.)
Condition Nearly Excellent. (Few minor surface scratches; one bumped corner--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #392; Hotei #588.
Comments Beautifully colored and striking lakeshore/Fuji scene. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing--highly visible woodgrain.
Item # HC-04
Price $1500 (Sold/WA)