ISHIWATA, Koitsu -- Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi

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Artist ISHIWATA, Koitsu (1897-1987)
Title "Twilight at Imamiya Street, Choshi" ("(Hakubo) Choshi-machi Imamiya-dori")
Date 1932 (Circa 1940's/early 50's; 6mm seal)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 6mm seal
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, shoji windows, and foreground; detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Excellent colors. (Very slight wear, small paper remnants upper verso corners--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus "New Wave" pl. #225, p 178.
Comments A beautiful twilight image of a typical early Showa Japanese streetscene.
Item # JS-1760
Price $450 (Sold)