Sarusawaike (Sarusawa Pond)

Takeji Asano


This image is very peaceful snow scene of the pagoda at Sarusawa pond in Nara. Published by Unsodo. Unsodo seal and caver's seal "Nagashima Michio", printer's seal "Shinmi Saburo" in right margin. Extremely rare first edition. Wonderful details. Fine Bokashi shading.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/4 x 15 and 1/2 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First edition dated showa 24 nen (1949)
Signed: Black Takeji signature in lower right of image. Red artist seal in lower right corner.
Condition: Outstanding condition. Very faint ink smudge on the margins. Moderate toning with age on the margin as shown.