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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Konpira Shrine, Sanuki (First State)"

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Catalog ID A4000
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Konpira Shrine, Sanuki (First State)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date 1948
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #511
Size 10 -1/4 x 15 -1/4 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: A seldom seen first state impression, with the seal of the printer, Ono Gintaro (Seal A) in the lower right margin. S. Watanabe publisher's 6mm seal in lower right corner of design.

The Konpira shrine, popularly known as the Kotohira shrine, was founded in the early 11th century. It was originally devoted to Konpira Daigongen, a Buddhist-Shinto syncretic deity who had its origins in Kumbhira, the Indian crocodile god of the Ganges. The shrine was popular during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868) and due to its coastal location, it was seen as the protector of fishermen and sailors. Sanuki prefecture corresponds to present-day Kagawa prefecture. - Hotei Vol. 1; pg. 123

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