Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Snow at Inokashira Benten Shrine Precinct"
|Title||Snow at Inokashira Benten Shrine Precinct|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||1930's Kawaguchi Edition|
|Reference No||Hotei #187|
|Size||11 x 16 -3/4 "|
Notes: 1930's unnumbered state that was published solely by Kawaguchi. A more affordable option then a numbered state; also created from the original blocks. Kawaguchi publishers seal in lower right margin. Carver and printer seals in lower left margin.
This is one of sixteen Hasui designs produced jointly by the Tokyo publishers Sakai-Kawaguchi in a limited edition printing. The overall quality of the joint publication was extremely high. Compared to prints issued by Watanabe Shozaburo, those of Sakai-Kawaguchi were typified by the use of a heavier, more absorbent paper, which was often larger in size, affording greater margins.
Hasui's collaboration with publishers other than Watanabe such as Sakai and Kawaguchi occurred from 1929 to 1932. It has often been speculated that the principal reason for Hasui's association with other publishers seem to have been economic. At this time, Hasui was building a new house in Magome and the extra expenses incurred him to look for additional income". - The New Wave; pg. 146