||1946 (pre-1947 printing)
Purchased 1947--consigned by family of Army Air Force serviceman
stationed in Tokyo.
||Unsealed--not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher (but known to date to 1947 or
earlier; hence most certainly a "First Edition" printing)
||9 1/2 x 13 3/4
||Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to trees and roof area;
nicely visible woodgrain to sky; highly detailed carving, crisp lines. (Several ink
smudges to dark forground (difficult to see.)
Clean front and verso.
(Light toning. Very slight wear.)
||Narazaki #481; Hotei #465.
||Peaceful rural scene. Excellent colors. Not often seen.
||Special $400 (Sold/SS)