Hasui  - Aoba castle at night
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Picturesque view at night - Aoba castle in Sendai illuminated by moonlight.

Title: Sendai Abajô (Aoba castle, Sendai)

Series: Nihon fûkei shû higashi Nihon hen (Collection of scenic views of Japan, eastern Japan edition)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase

Publisher: Watanabe (Siegel Hotei D)

Date: Shôwa 8 (1933)

Size: Oban, 36 x 23,9 cm

Very early print, with the most earliest Watanabe seal for this print. Perfect impression, colours and condition. Paper a little bit brownish due to its age. At the back side's upper margin tiny remains of an old mounting and a „Made in Japan“ stamp in - nearly illegible - italics. Red round seal „Kiwame“ (Watanabe's or a collector's seal?) at lower left corner. Beside a few weak creases throughout perfect condition. Rare.

Hotei No 305 (Narazaki 210)