Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Kinosaki, Tajima"
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Souvenirs of Travel, Third Series|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Hotei #121|
|Size||10 -1/4 x 15 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: One of the best extant examples. A superb overall impression of an early state, with the series seal in the left margin. Removed from the original S. Watanabe studio folder; never framed or displayed. Toledo Museum catalog states, "Edition, 300 impressions". One of Hasui's masterpieces in depicting a nocturne or rain scene.
Narazaki observes, 'A nocturnal rain...Hasui depicts the various spa inns on either side of the river and their reflections on the water...Like [Utagawa] Hiroshige, Hasui changes the view to a nocturne or rain scene, as if to adapt his own aesthetic sense or scenery, be it fine weather or daytime'." - Hotei Vol. 1; pg. 70