HASUI -- "Okitsu Town, Suruga"

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Title "Okitsu Town, Suruga"
("Suruga, Okitsu-Cho")
Date 1934, FIRST-Edition Printing (early Watanabe "oblong" C-seal)
Provenance Japanese consignor.
Series "Selection of Views of the Tokaido" ("Tokaido Fukui Senshu") 1931-47
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Watanabe "C-seal" (used only 1929 to 1942).
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to clouds; baren "sujizuri" to white building; nicely visible woodgrain in sky; highly detailed.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors; very clean front and backside. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Narazaki #182; Hotei #229.
Comments Gorgeous ocean village scene--seldom seen. Superb condition for this early image.
Item # MF-05
Price $1,800 (No longer available)
(or "Best Offer" by 12/15/2003)