Shinagawa (Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi, Shinagawa)

Hasui Kawase


"Shinagawa"(Rainy Season at Ryoshimachi, Shinagawa) is by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). "Ryoshimachi" means "The town where the fisherman lives in". Right margin contains title "Shinagawa"(this is town name) and "Showa 6 nen 3 gatsu saku"(printed March 1931) in Japanese. Published by Watanabe with Watanabe "Heisei" Seal. Very wonderful "bokashi" shading through print with finely carved details. Old master quality. Very Japanese mood. A true classic Hasui print of the highest order.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 inches by 15 and 5/8 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 6nen (1931); this is a later printing from original blocks.
Signed: Signed Hasui with red artist seal "sui"
Condition: Pristine condition. Extremely faint tiny ink smudge into margin which is very common and easily matted out. Please see the picture.