||"(Fuji From) Nagahama Beach, Mito"
||1937 (Early Watanabe "oblong" C-seal; appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
||Watanabe "C" seal (used only 1929-42, and appropriate seal for First Edition)
||10 x 14 7/8 ("dai-oban"--larger than most Hasui prints)
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, trees, and water; nicely visible
woodgrain; astonishingly life-like reflection; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to Fuji's snowfields; finely carved details.
||Nearly Excellent. (Single tiny spot in sky; brown spot very edge right margin; very light wear--otherwise flawless.)
||Narazaki #286; Hotei #404.
||Unquestionally Hasui's most evocative Fuji scene--a "ghost-like" Fuji is seen, seemingly floating in the sky. Very rarely encountered print. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing--nicely visible woodgrain.