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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Okayama Castle (Toku-Oban Format)"

arrow-left arrow right "Okayama Castle (Toku-Oban Format)" by Hasui, Kawase
Catalog ID A2673
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Okayama Castle (Toku-Oban Format)
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date 1934
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #346
Size 16 -1/2 x 12 " (Toku-Oban)
Condition Fine, with fresh colors.
Price $3800.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Not to be confused with the later 1955 edition (Hotei #605) of a very similar design. This is the first example of this particular image; created in a slightly larger format than the regular oban size. Many aspects of this print were revised or removed in the later impression.

In Narazaki's mind, 'The bare trees positioned across the foreground plane in this toku-oban [special or oversized oban format] demonstrate a new approach by Hasui towards form and block-cutting. The castle and moat can be seen behind the tress and hazy sunlight'. - Hotei Vol. 1; pg. 103