||"Morning at Mito Beach"
("Mitohama no Asa")
||1953 (pre-1957, lifetime printing)
||Black 6mm (lifetime edition), and appropriate seal for First Edition.
||9 3/8 x 14 1/2
||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.)
||Nearly Excellent. (Few minor surface scratches; one bumped corner--otherwise flawless.)
||Narazaki #392; Hotei #588.
||Beautifully colored and striking lakeshore/Fuji scene. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing--highly visible woodgrain.