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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Miyuki Bridge, Kumamoto Castle (Pre-Earthquake)"

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Catalog ID A2789
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Miyuki Bridge, Kumamoto Castle (Pre-Earthquake)
Medium Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Selection of Scenes of Japan
Edition First and only; red limitation seal #/300 on reverse
Date 1923
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #107
Size 12 x 9 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: Signed Hasui with artist's round seal Kawase. Series seal, left margin. Hand-numbered with red limited edition seal on verso; #/300. A rare numbered pre-earthquake print. The original title folder is also included.

The thirty-six prints of this series were produced from 1922 to 1926, with the majority of the designs from places in Kyushu. All prints are in the aiban format.

Kumamoto castle was erected in the first decade of the 17th century by Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611), and later was under the rule of the Hosokawa family. It was badly damaged in 1877 during the Satsuma rebellion, the last armed uprising against the new reforms of the Meiji government. Saigo Takamori (1827-77) and his troops sheltered for some fifty days in the castle before their eventual defeat at the hands of government troops.

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