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Ginza in the Snow

Ginza in the Snow
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Ginza in the Snow
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1936 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1936 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Postcard
Format (this edition): Postcard
DB artwork code: 34416
Notes (1st edition)?
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:

KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957)
Ginza in the Snow

Date: c. 1936, published by Watanabe
Size: approx. 3.75" x 5.75"
Condition: Very good, unbacked, bump to right margin, trimmed, small gallery notation on lower back margin
Impression: Fine
Color: Fine, bright colors

A light snow falls on the Ginza in Tokyo on a gray afternoon. Shoppers can be seen in front of a department store. A very rarely seen Hasui yatsugiri print, with an even rarer depiction of an automobile.

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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