Yuki no Miyajima (Snow at Miyajima)

Hasui Kawase


Wonderful woodblock print "Yuki no Miyajima" (Snow at Miyajima) is by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957).  First printed 1929 originally by Kawaguchi & Sakai; this is a later printing by Shobisha from original blocks. Shobisha obtained the original blocks in about 1950. Signed Hasui with red artist seal "sui". Bottom margin contains Title "Yuki no Miyajima" and date "Showa 4 nen 7 gatsu saku" (Printed in July of 1929) in Japanese.  Wonderful shading and lifelike reflection on the water. Beautifully embossed. Highly detailed with skillful shading. This print has a most peaceful quality. The red torii gate is very beautiful on a snowy day.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 inches by 16 and 1/2 inches (28 x 42 cm)
Image size:  9 and 1/4 inches by 14 and 1/4 inches (23.5x 36.3 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 4 nen (1929); this is a later printing from original blocks.
Signed: Signed Hasui with red artist seal "sui"
Condition: Pristine condition.