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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Kasugo-cho, Kumamoto (Pre-Earthquake)"

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Catalog ID A2722
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Kasugo-cho, Kumamoto (Pre-Earthquake)
Medium Original Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Selection of Scenes of Japan
Edition First and only; red limitation seal #/300 on reverse
Date 1922
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Hotei #90
Size 12 x 9 " (aiban)
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: A superb, uncirculated pre-earthquake print. Red limitation number on the reverse: #41/300. Accompanied by the original S. Watanabe studio titled folder. The thirty-six prints of this series were produced from 1922 to 1926, with the majority of the designs from places in Kyushu. All prints are in the aiban format.

Narazaki suggests the, "This composition, which uses many black lines and blocks, accurately represents the back of the Kumamoto 'Shiamachi' (low-city)".

Provenance: Purchased from S. H. Mori in Chicago, mid-1930s. Three generations in the same American family collection.

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