Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Zojoji Temple, Shiba with Original 1934 JAPAN TODAY & TOMORROW "
|Title||Zojoji Temple, Shiba with Original 1934 JAPAN TODAY & TOMORROW|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|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: 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 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".