IC 170416 – Hasui: Torii of the Miyajima shrineIC 170416 – Hasui: Torii of the Miyajima shrine
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Night view of the torii of the Miyajima shrine (also known as Itsukushima), seen from the shore. In the foreground some illuminated stone lanterns and a pine tree.

Title: Miyajima no tsukiyo (Moonlit night at Miyajima)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Publisher: Watanabe (round 6mm seal, Hotei A)

Date: Shôwa 22 (1947)

Size: Vertical Oban, 36,1 x 24,3 cm

Very early impression with the earliest possible Watanabe seal, excellent impression and colours. Some minor creasing (smoothed), marks at the margin due to former presentation matting. Verso on bottom margin small green oval stamp „Printed by S. Watanabe Tokyo“

Cf.: Hotei No. 497 (Narazaki 479)