Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Kasugo-cho (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Medium||Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Selection of Scenes of Japan|
|Edition||First, and only. #41/300.|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Hotei #90|
|Size||12 x 9 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: A superb, uncirculated pre-earthquake print. Red limitation number on the reverse: #41/300. Accompanied by the original S. Watanabe studio titled folder.
Narazaki suggests the, "This composition, which uses many black lines and blocks, accurately represents the back of the Kumamoto 'Shiamachi' (low-city)".
Provenance: Purchased from S. H. Mori in Chicago, mid-1930s. Three generations in the same American family collection.