Hasui - Former red-light district in Osaka
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Evening atmosphere in Sôemon-chô, the former red-light district in Osaka. Maikos and visitors in front of illuminated inns.

Title: Ôsaka Sôemon-chô no yû (Evening at Sôemon-chô, Osaka)

Series: Nihon fûkei shû II, Kansai hen (Collection of scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai edition)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Sui

Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô (Hotei Seal D)

Woodblock engraver: Watanabe Tadasu

Date: Shôwa 8 (1933)

Size: Oban

Early print. Perfect impression, colours and condition. From the collection of Robert O. Muller. Small stamp “Made in Japan” at the back side.

Hotei No 318.