HASUI -- Megaro Fudo Temple (#2)

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Title "Megaro Fudo Temple" ("Megaro Fudo do")
Date 1931; (c1940's/50's)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer 6mm (lifetime edition), and red "gift seal" (reads "Shin-tei") right margin.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, trees, temple structures, stone areas, and foreground; marvelously life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; clean backside. (Only slight toning.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl #58; Narazaki #322
Comments Bears unusual "Shin-tei" ("gift seal") right margin. Narazaki reports that this composition was designed with an interest in depicting the complex shadows which are seen cast on the flagstones of the temple's path and steps. Interestingly, the "backwards swastika" symbol is actually the Japanese kanji for "temple." Fresh.
Item # JS-1789
Price $675 (Sold)