HASUI -- "Rain at Yasuniwa, Nagano"

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Title "Rain at Yasuniwa, Nagano"
("Yasuniwa no Ume (Nagano ken)")
Date 1946 ("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 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to mountains, roof-tops, and water; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; very life-like reflection; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Clean front and verso. (A minor surface scratch--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #464; Hotei #480.
Comments An evocative early evening rainscene. Absolutely flawless "First Edition" printing. Seldom seen.
Item # MB-15
Price $1050 (Sold/WA)