||"Karikachi Mountain Pass"
||1927 (Pre-War, rare.)
||Private placement. Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman
stationed in Tokyo.
||One of only 8 designs published by Bijutsusha Publisher.
||Bijutsusha (Tokyo, 1927-31)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading to sky, distant mountains, and foreground;
deep "gauffrage" to clouds, moon, and montains; crisp key-lines, highly detailed carving.
||Very Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso. (Unseen 1/4-inch tear (center horizon)
archivally repaired verso; minor bumping to margins; light toning.)
||Narazaki #B-02; Hotei #171.
||Strikingly illuminated full moon wintertime image by Bijutsusha Publisher. RARE--only one of only 8 Hasui
designs published pre-War by Bijutsusha (ceased business 1931).
||Special $725 (Sold/SS)