HASUI -- "Amakusa"

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Title "Amakusa"
("Amakusa Honryo")
Date August 1937 ("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 "C-seal" (used only 1929-42, and appropriate "First Edition" seal)
Image Size 9 7/8 x 14 1/2
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; woodgrain visible in sky area; life-like shadowing; highly detailed carving, crisp lines.
Condition Nearly Excellent/Very Good.
Clean front and verso.
(Except for: Top/bottom margins trimmed; couple surface scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #295; Hotei #414.
Comments Softly colored rural scene. Excellent colors. Not often seen.
Item # MB-35
Price Special $450 (Reserved/BO)
(Reg $575)
(Untrimmed would be $1500+)