Asano -- "Drizzling Rain in Jijyo Castle, Kyoto"

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Artist Takeji ASANO (1900-2002)
Title "Drizzling Rain in Jijyo Castle, Kyoto"
("Nijo-jo Kosame")
Date 1953; later mid-edition, likely ca1970's.
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Okura/Shinmi
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to tree and castle's roof, beams, tiles; baren "sujizuri" tracings to rock wall; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp "key-lines.")
Condition Excellent. Strong colors. Clean front and verso. (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Colorful and nicely illuminated castle scene, with faint rainbow.
Item # Available NOW As JS 2791;
(JS-2604 Sold/CM)
Price $195