HASUI -- "Kaiganji Beach, Sanuki"

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Title "Kaiganji Beach, Sanuki"
("Sanuki Kaigan Teranohama")
Date May 1934
("First Edition"
Provenance Private placement. Offered via a discriminating European collector.
Series "Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II" (Nihon Fukei shu II Kansai-hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "D-seal" (used only 1931-41, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; nicely visible "woodgrain" to sky area; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Excellent, fresh/strong colors.
Clean front and verso.
("Some light wrinkling lower/right corner; light toning; very slight wear. Otherwise flawless.")
Reference/Illus Narazaki #236; Hotei #326.
Comments An unusual perspective--a soft distant image set behind a bold foreground series of pine trees. (Images provided by European collector.)
A seldom seen print.
Item # KV-03
Price $1800 (Sold/NK)