HASUI -- "Sakura Gate (Edo Castle)"

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Title "Sakura Gate (Edo Castle)"
("Sakurada Mon")
Date 1928 (printed 1946-57)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series "Twenty Views of Tokyo" ("Tokyo Niju-Kei")
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm-seal" (lower/right)
(used 1946-57, lifetime edition)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky, stone wall, building and reflection of same; amazingly life-like reflection; highly detailed carving.
Condition Very Good++. Clean front and verso. (Slight toning; margin bumping top and bottom margins; several surface scratches; small area rubbing bottom; light wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #158; Hotei #156.
Comments Strikingly beautiful castle scene with reflected image.
Item # MB-08
Price Special $825 (Sold/NK)
(Reg $1050)