HASUI -- "Todoroko, Mito"

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Title "Todoroko, Mito"
("Mito Todoroko-cho")
Date 1946 (pre-1947 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 Unsealed--not uncommon from Watanabe Publisher (but known to date to 1947 or earlier; hence most certainly a "First Edition" printing)
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 3/4
Impression 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.)
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Clean front and verso.
(Light toning. Very slight wear.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #481; Hotei #465.
Comments Peaceful rural scene. Excellent colors. Not often seen.
Item # MB-33
Price Special $400 (Sold/SS)
(Reg $575)