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||"Spring Moon at Ninomiya Beach" ("Haru no Tsuki, Ninomiya Kaigan")
||1932 March (later-edition--likely by Hamano c1995-2000)
||9 3/8 x 14 3/8
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, clouds, water areas,
and foreground; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to moon and clouds;
life-like reflection; very finely carved details, crisp key-lines.
("Printer's crease" top and right margins.)
Fresh, strong colors.
||Narazaki #D-07; Hotei #273.
||A gorgeous moonlite seashore image from Kanagawa Prefecture on Japan's
NOTE: This print bears a (seemingly) "early Watanabe Publisher's seal" in its left
margin--however, is clearly printed directly from Doi Publisher's original "block-set."
This print was the focus item of our 2003 Ukiyoe Gallery
(Due to circumstances--this is truely a unique print.)