||"Evening Rain, Lakeside Tearoom"
("Kohan Choya no You")
||Private placement. Consigned by a discriminating southern USA collector.
(hand-applied, not uncommon from Watanabe) (Appears to be a "First Edition" printing--special edition with very
wide margins in original "presentation folder.")
||10 x 14 5/8
||Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading throughout; nicely over-printed streaks
of falling rain; highly detailed carving, crisp key-lines.
Deep saturation of colors. Clean frontside and verso. (Printer's crease to
margin; light toning.)
||Narazaki #426; Hotei #368.
||Beautifully executed lakeshore teahouse scene. One of Hasui's seldom seen designs. Likely a "First Edition"
printing (Narazaki shows no seal)--with "original presentation folder."