HASUI -- "Night Rain at Kawarako, Ibaraki" (#2)

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Title "Night Rain at Kawarako, Ibaraki"
("Kawarago no Yau")
Date 1947 ("First Edition" printing)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer "6-mm seal" (lower/right corner), appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 7/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to buildings, windows, and boat; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving. (Faint ink-smudge lower/right margin.)
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #486; Hotei #504.
Comments An evocative evening rainscene. Absolutely flawless "First Edition" printing.
Item # MB-09
Price $1250 (Sold/AK)