Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Zojoji Temple, Shiba (1934 Aiban Format)"
|Title||Zojoji Temple, Shiba (1934 Aiban Format)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Twenty Views of Tokyo|
|Edition||First and only; aiban printing format|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Uncatalogued variant state; Hotei #147|
|Size||13 x 9 " (aiban format)|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: A rare state of Hasui's Zojoji Temple, Shiba. The print is still tipped to the original black matte; as issued. This slightly smaller aiban size edition was only included in the 1934 issue of JAPAN TODAY & TOMORROW published by The Osaka Mainichi, 1934. Published by the S. Watanabe shop in Ginza, Tokyo.
Narazaki states that, "This is a masterpiece within Hasui's oeuvre, and no other by him received as much praise".