KASAMATSU -- "Shade of the Lotus, Shinobazu Pond"

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Title "Shade of the Lotus, Shinobazu Pond" ("Hasu no Kage, Shinobazu Pond")
Date 1956; DATED first edition (pre-1960)
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Nagashima/Shinmi
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading; crisp "key-lines."
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Slight age-toning. Clean backside.
Reference/Illus Grund #U-77
Comments Remarkably fresh copy. Only PRE-1960 first editions bear the "kanji-dating" seen lower left margin.
Item # JS-1673 Reserved; (JS-1672 Sold; JS-1455 Sold; JS-1593 Sold; JS-1437 Sold)
Price $395 (Sold Out)