HASUI -- "Shiba Great Gate"

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Artist Hasui KAWASE
Title "Shiba Great Gate)"
("Shiba Daimon")
Date May 1926
(later edition, 2011)
Series One of only 5 Hasui images originally published by Isetatsu Publisher 1925-26 (Tokyo, active 1925-26).
Publisher Shobisha
(Isetatsu's original blocks)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 7/8 x 13 1/8 ("aiban")
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to roof and gate area; life-like "reflection"; highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Hotei #169; Narazaki #I-5.
Comments Published by Shobisha (who acquired woodblocks from Isetatsu decades ago).
Newly released by Shobisha (Fall 2011) from Isetatsu's original block-set--not seen since the 1920's.
Item # JS-2936
Price $400