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Notes (1st edition)Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) Title: Asakusa Kannondo (early edition) Dated: 1933 Published by: Doi Sadaichi Seal: Shin Size: Oban (15.5" x 10.5") This scene often suffers from the lovely but highly fugitive green hues fading to blues. This problem is common to many Doi-published prints that use green inks. A classic example of this fading can be seen here. If the hues of the tree foliage in your print are a blue/aqua shade then your print suffers from fading. I have seen no evidence that suggests blue foliage hues were a printing variation.
Publisher (this edition): Doi Sadaichi Doi Sadaichi Doi Sadaichi Doi Sadaichi Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi Doi
Date of this item: 1933 1933 1933 1933 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950s 1960s-90s 1981-90 1981-90 unknown
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:


Someone wrote "by Hasui Kawase" on the backing of this woodblock but a kind eBayer told me that this is actually by Tsuchiya Koitsu and I did find it on the internet. It is titled Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple and was published in 1933 by Doi Teiichi. It is the Oban edition. Image size is 14-1/2h x 9-1/2h and the complete size including margins is 15-1/4h x 10-1/2h. It was framed when I bought it and shows even, overall mild darkening due to age. It is attached at the very top right and left edges to the cardboard backing that you can see in one of my pictures. It is in very nice condition other than the mild darkening.
From Koitsu catalog.
Tsuchiya KOITSU 1870-1949. Original woodblock print. "Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple". 1933, 1st edition. Publisher Doi Sadaichi, offset seals Katsumura carver, Goto printer. Very good impression, finely carved, very good colors, overall good to very good, condition issues above. See pictures. Oban, 10.3 x 15.4 inches, very rare first printing.

Note: Here e can see a classic example of the Doi green inks fading to blue (see the original green hues at the right edge of the image area).
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Please take a look at my original Tsuchiya Koitsu woodblock print. It is sealed and and signed in the lower left side. It has no rips or tears. Nice early clean print that has a piece of old masking tape top center on the verso and a paper remnant in the left upper margin verso from an earlier mount. Hand made paper with no thins. A circled H watermark that is 9mm in diameter. The image measurements are 24.1cm x 36.3cm while the sheet is 26.6cm x 39.2cm
Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Title: Asakusa Kannondo (early edition) Dated: 1933
Published by: Doi Hangaten (Doi watermark at upper left)
Carver: Harada, Printer: Yokoi
Size: Oban (15.5" x 10.5")
Condition: Excellent - Print has full margins (Not shown in scan)
Yokoi worked for Doi Hangaten from the 1930s until 1965.
Oban size Japanese woodblock by Tsuchiya Koitsu, Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple, publisher Doi Hangaten, offset seals and probably dating circa 1930s. Unframed, not trimmed, bright strong colors. Artist signature and red seal. Koitsu watermark at upper left corner of paper. Very good condition, the margins are toned. 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.

Koitsu, Tsuchiya ~~~PUBLISHER:~~~ Doi ~~~SIZE:~~~10 1/4 X 15 1/2" ~~~CONDITION~~~Excellent fresh color and fine impression. Some wear to presentation sleeve~~~~~~
Harada/Itou EARLY KOITSU JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT NR


"Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple" by Tsuchiya Koitsu dated 1933. This is a mid 1950's copy of this Koitsu print. The publisher is Doi Hangatan, the carver is Harada and the printer is Yokoi. The image is very good and the color is vibrant. The print is backed with carboard. It is 15 3/4" x 10 1/4" with large margins all around.

Title: Asakusa Kannon-do.
The Kannon temple in Asakusa.

Signature: Koitsu.
Seal: Shin.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten.
Engraver: Harada.
Printer: Yokoi.
Date: Showa 8 (1933).
Size: Oban, 36,3 x 23,9 cm.

"Blue colour" variant (no, that is fading!!). Early imprint.
Very good impression and coulours. At the upper right margin a little bit brown, otherwise perfect condition. Watermark "Do" at the upper left corner.
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"Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple"
by Tsuchiya Koitsu, 1933
Oban

Woodblock Print by "Tsuchiya Koitsu" (1870-1949)
"Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple"

Excellent Condition: This is one of four Woodblock Prints we are offering by the master print maker "Tsuchiya Koitsu". The name of this print is "Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple". It was made in 1936 for the publisher "Doi Hangaten" The print is in excellent condition. It looks to have full, uncut margins. The colors are clean, fresh and vibrant. The print is 15 ?" long by 10 1/2" wide. The print is lightly tacked down in the upper and lower left hand corners. The print has a water mark witch looks like a circle with Japanese character in the center. There is not any damage on this print.
KOITSU Oban tate-e
Rain at Asakusa Kwannon Temple
Condition:
Undamaged.
Title: Asakusa Kannon-do.
The Kannon temple in Asakusa.

Signature: Koitsu.
Seal: Shin.
Publisher: Doi Hangaten.
Engraver: Harada.
Printer: Yokoi.
Date: Showa 8 (1933).
Size: Oban, 36,3 x 23,9 cm.

"Blue colour" variant. Early imprint.
Very good impression and coulours. At the upper right margin a little bit brown, otherwise perfect condition. Watermark "Do" at the upper left corner.
Description:
KOITSU Oban tate-e
Rain at Asakusa Kwannon Temple"."
Condition:
Undamaged.
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Tuesday, 27 December 2005

ANTIQUES AUCTION
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
at The Frank Jones Center, Portsmouth, NH
Title: Kwannodo
Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Size: 10in. X 15in.

The Stokes Collection
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Tuesday, 23 August 2005

Here is an old Hasui print. I don't know a thing about these, but I do recognize the artist's signature. Print measures 15 5/16" x 10 5/16", this is the size of the print and not the paper mounting. Print has a number of marks on the edge. The paper matting has water damage, but it has not affected the print. Nice
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Saturday, 5 November 2005

"Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple"

TSUCHIYA KOITSU



This is a woodblock print in very good condition. Print lines are clear. Colors are deep and brilliant. The size is 10.5 x 15.5 inches including margins. There are no stains, foxing, tears, holes or creases. However, there are few smudges on the right edge of the print which look like ink smeared during printing.



The title and date are on the right lower edge and the publisher, carver and printer seals can be seen on the left lower edge. The artist's seal is located on the left lower corner within the print .

TSUCHIYA KOITSU
Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple

Date: original printed 1933, this later edition published by Doi with Harada-Seki carver/printer seals
Size: (large oban) approx. 11.375" x 17
Condition: Fine, in absolutely perfect condition
Impression: Fine, unbroken keylines, nice texture and clarity
Color: Fine, gorgeous composition, excellent bleed through from deeply saturated color. An exceptional and rarely seen print by Koitsu.
Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple

Date: original printed 1933, this later edition published by Doi with Harada-Seki carver/printer seals
Size: (large oban) approx. 11.375" x 17
Condition: Fine, in absolutely perfect condition
Impression: Fine, unbroken keylines, nice texture and clarity
Color: Fine, gorgeous composition, excellent bleed through from deeply saturated color.
This lovely Japanese woodcut print is by Koitsu and depicts a fantastic red Templec perhaps Nikko Shrine? It is beautifully framed. The consigner paid about $200 EACH for the framing alone. The consigner said that the prints were not laid down during the framing process. It has great color.

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