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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe
Date of this item: >=1989 >=1989 >=1989 1948 1948 1948
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno, 1948
Kawase Hasui (1883 ? 1957)

Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno

Hasuifs stunning image of the Toshogu Shrine rising behind the cherry blossoms in full bloom. The crescent moon is visible in the blue night sky. The ancient tradition of cherry blossom viewing is still a passion in Japan.

Signed- Kawase Hasui with red artistfs seal gsuih
Sealed- Publisher Watanabe, 7mm seal, later edition original, from original blocks
Image size- 9 ?h x 14 3/8h (oban tate-e)
Condition- Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins
Spring Evening at the Tsoshogu Shrine in Ueno by Kawase Hasui. Genuine woodblock print dated April Showa 23 (1948). Later impression from original blocks. Oban size measures 15.7 x 10.5 inches. Fine condition. Round 7 mm Watanabe seal in lower left of image. Red Watanabe Heisei seal in lower right corner. Red sui teardrop seal and Hasui characters in lower right of image. Nice ink bleedthrough. One of Hasui's best night scenes.

Kawase- Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno- 1.jpg is:

"Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno"


Later edition ORIGINAL. Image size 14.25 x 10". Condition "Pristine"-never laid down-full margins-no tears, no folds, no creases, no foxing, no stains-PERFECT! Good bleedthrough on verso (see scan). Complete with HASUI signature and Sui (see scan) and authenticated by Watanabe cartouche and seal. Scan shows slight discoloration in margins. This does not appear on the actual print.
Kawase- Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno- 3.jpg is:

Japanese woodblock print by Hasui of pagoda scene. Excellent impression and color. 7mm wataname publish seal. Excellent codnition with no chip, crack or repair unless condition stated.

Kawase- Evening Glow in Spring, Toshogu Shrine, Ueno- 2.jpg is:

We are selling this vintage woodblock out of the estate of a Japanese family. Wonderfully simple yet bold image of a pagoda with cherry blossoms in the foreground.
We made a brief effort at attempting to identify the artist without any success. Nonetheless, it is a fine old woodblock (we think it is probably a 1940s printing based on the family history) with good bleedthrough and it was found unframed and safely stored. There are two, understandable pinholes in the left-side border but no holes in the image area. No stains, no toning on the edges, etc. The seal in the lower left corner is 6mm which will help you estimate age of woodblock.

Title Toshogu (Later Edition)
Artist Hasui Kawase 1883-1957
Signature Hasui
Seal sui
Period 20th Century
Publisher Watanabe
Impression very good ... (later printing)
Colors excellent
Condition excellent
Rating 1 = excellent
Description The crescent moon and the pagoda at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno.
Note Watanabe 6mm round seal
Format Oban tate-e
Width 10.2 inches = 26.0 cm
Height 15.4 inches = 39.0 cm
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