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Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji)

Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji) 芝増上寺
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Snow at Zojoji Temple, Shiba (Zojyoji) 芝増上寺
Series: 20 Views of Tokyo
Date 1st edition?1925
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe Shozaburo 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 30703
Notes (1st edition)?Warning: As of around 2012 there is a new publisher of this scene: Sakai Kokodo (酒井好古堂). It looks very similar to the Watanabe version but can be purchased in Japan for around $200. The blocks were carved by Asaka Motoharu (朝香元晴)and printed by Hishimura Toshi(菱村敏). Please be careful that you don't accidently pay an exorbitant price for such a print mistakenly thinking it is an original Watanabe-published print. Dishonest sellers are actively selling this edition on eBay and an auction in Japan. Please see my research note here:


Artist: Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
Title: Zojo Temple, Shiba
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo
Date: 1925
Medium: woodblock
Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Illustrated: Hasui, pl. 147

サイズ:およそ 38.5cm×26cm
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

This is the ultimate print that any Shin-hanga print collector dreaming. Hasui's most loved and sought after: "Zojo-ji Temple, Shiba". A "National Treasured" print. Dated Showa 14 (1925). Published by Watanabe with seal A on left margin. This publisher seal was used from 1924 to 1930 so it could be the first edition. Size: 10.5" x 15.5". Not backed or laid down. Never framed. Excellent condition, color and great impression. Light crease on lower margin. .

Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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