HASUI -- "Onuma Park, Hokkaido"

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Title "Onuma Park, Hokkaido"
("Hokkaido Onuma Koen")
Date March 1934 (Early Watanabe oblong "C-seal;" appropriate "First Edition" seal.)
Provenance Small private collection, obtained 1945 while in Japan.
Series "Scenic Views of Japan's Eastern Provinces" ("Nihon Fukeishu Higashi Nihon Hen")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C" seal
(aka "sausage seal," used only 1929-42, and appropriate seal for "First Edition")
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine.
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, mountain side, and water areas; life-like reflection; crisp lines, finely carved details.
Condition Excellent.
Strong unfaded colors. (Flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #215; Hotei #308.
Comments Wonderful colors. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing. A rarely seen print.
Item # LZ-07
Price $1250 (Sold)
(Reduced--was $1450)