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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 1934 Aiban Format with Full Magazine"

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Catalog ID A1959
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 1934 Aiban Format with Full Magazine
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Twenty Views of Tokyo
Edition First and only.
Date 1934
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Uncatalogued variant state; Hotei #147
Size 13 x 9 " (Aiban format)
Condition Very fine.

Notes: Still intact within the original magazine. The first complete example we have obtained.

A rare state of Hasui's Zojoji Temple, Shiba. This slightly smaller aiban size edition was only included in the 1934 issue of JAPAN TODAY & TOMORROW published by The Osaka Mainichi, 1934. 184 total pages. The print is still tipped to the black matte, with tissue overlay stating: "The painting is by Hasui Kawase of the Kiyokata Kaburaki school. He is skilled in wood cuts and has specialized in that particular branch of art. 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".

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