Hasui: Snowfall at the Asakusa-Kannon-templeHasui: Snowfall at the Asakusa-Kannon-temple
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

On a clear winter day two ladies are taking a stroll in front of the great hall of the Asakusa Kannon temple (also known as Sensôji).

Title: Asakusa Kannon no yukibare (Clearing after snowfall at the Asakusa Kannon temple)

Series: Tôkyô nijûkei (Twenty views of Tokyo)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (Sui)

Publisher: Hanken shoyû Watanabe Shôzaburô (seal Hotei B)

Date: Taishô 15 (1926)

Size: Vertical Oban, 36,4 x 24 cm (block size)

First edition. Excellent impression with beautiful baren structure and excellent colours. Minimally toned and faint brown stain in the snow, a small usual drying hole in the upper left corner.

Img. Hotei No. 151 (Narazaki 151). Cp. MFA Boston, No. 55.11.