Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Moonlight over Lake Kamo, Sado (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Title||Moonlight over Lake Kamo, Sado (Pre-Earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Souvenirs of Travel, Second Series|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Date||August 16, 1921|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Hotei #65|
|Size||10 -1/2 x 15 -1/4 "|
Notes: A RARE, PRE-EARTHQUAKE DESIGN. S. Watanabe diamond sticker on reverse. In this composition, Hasui has rendered the image in shades of an aizuri-e style ('blue-printed picture') design.
Narazaki states, 'A few lights flicker in this deserted lakeside view; the mood can be likened to the feeling created by a lonely landscape, the cry of a solitary bird as it disappears to the left'.
Sado is the largest island in the Sea of Japan, positioned twenty-two kilometers from Niigata Prefecture on the mainland. Established as a provincial capital in the 8th century, it is now celebrated for its coastal scenery.