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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Moonlight over Lake Kamo, Sado (Pre-Earthquake)"

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Catalog ID A2906
Artist Kawase Hasui
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 "
Condition Very fine.

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.

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