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 Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
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; light "gauffrage" to trees, mountain, and water area; life-like reflection; crisp lines, finely carved details.
Condition Good to Very Good. Clean front and verso. (Horizontal crease across sky; clipped upper/left corner; several surface scratches; light margin bumping; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #158; Hotei #156.
Comments Wonderful colors. Appropriate seal for First Edition printing. A seldom seen print.
Item # MB-04
Price Special $900 (Sold/SS)
(Reg $1150)