KOTONDO -- Hazy Springtime Moon

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Artist TORII Kotondo (1900-76)
Title "Hazy Springtime Moon" ("Oboroharu")
Date 1930-33 (Later limited edition of 100 prints, c1980's)
Series na
Publisher Ishukankokai
Seal, Carver/Printer Maeda/Komatsu; watermark
Image Size 10 x 16 (plus wide margins)
Impression Fine. Overprinted hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading.
Condition Very fine. (Slight natural printer's crease top margin.)
Reference/Illus "The Female Image," Plate #180. Blair's 1936 "Toledo Exhibition," Plate #136.
Comments Lifetime total 21 images (most 1927-33). Re-strike published as small/immediately sold out edition (100 copies) in the mid-1980's by Ishukankokai Publisher of Tokyo (with red "moneybag" seal).
Item # JS-1583
Price $975 (Sold)