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