Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), " Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 1934 Aiban Format"
|Title||Zojoji Temple, Shiba - 1934 Aiban Format|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Prints|
|Series Title||Twenty Views of Tokyo|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Reference No||Uncatalogued variant state; Hotei #147|
|Size||13 x 9 " (Aiban format)|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Included with the print, is the front and reverse covers of the Japan Today & Tomorrow magazine; along with the tissue overlay containing the print's title and short description.
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 example is still tipped to the original 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 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".