HASUI -- "Namari Hot Spring, Iwate"

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Title "Namari Hot Spring, Iwate"
("Iwate ken, Namari Onsen")
Date 1943 ("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 "G-seal" (used only 1942-45), appropriate "First Edition" seal.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to windows, roof, and foreground; life-like reflections; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving. Title and "Hasui" in pencil lower margin.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #372; Hotei #469.
Comments A colorful rural hot spring (spa) scene--very well printed. Absolutely flawless "First Edition" printing. Seldom seen.
Item # MB-11
Price $1350 (Sold/WA)