HASUI -- "Kankai Temple, Beppu" (#2)

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Title "Kankai Temple, Beppu"
("Beppu Kankai")
Date 1927 (Pre-War, rare.)
Provenance Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman stationed in Tokyo.
Series One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher.
Publisher Bijutsusha (Tokyo, 1927-31)
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "Bi-seal" lower right corner (of "Bijutsusha")
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, mountains, and and foreground; light "gauffrage" to clouds, trees, mountain top, and reflection; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent. Clean front and verso. (Slight toning; slight margin bumping; few surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #B-08; Hotei #177.
Comments Mountainside temple scene by Bijutsusha Publisher. RARE--only one of only 8 Hasui designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
Item # MB-23
Price Special $775 (Sold/FWG)
(Reg $975)