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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe Watanabe
Date of this item: >=1989 1951 1951 1951
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Iris Garden at the Meiji Shrine by Kawase Hasui. Genuine woodblock print. Fine condition. Oban size measures 15.5 x 10.3 inches. Strong ink bleedthrough. Good texture on fine hosho washi. Heisei era impression with red Watanabe seal in right margin. Iris Garden at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

A colorful image of the beautiful Iris garden in full spring bloom. This beautiful day lit scene shows a group of visitors enjoying the fantastic spring blooms in the Tokyo garden. Wonderful, colorful scene and a favorite Hasui print.

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.
This is a beautiful original woodblock print by noted shin hanga master Kawase Hasui. The print depicts families strolling through an iris garden. It is oban size, about 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 plus full margins. Condition is good; there is a faint mat line, which you can barely see in the scan (and it's very faint in person as well). Color and impression are very good. The print bears the small red 6mm Watanabe seal in the lower lefthand corner, indicating that this is a true first edition print (dating from 1951, after Watanabe stopped using seals in the margins). It is, in fact, one of Hasui's last prints, number 542 out of 567 that he did.

Guaranteed original Japanese woodblock print by the shin hanga artist Kawase Hasui. Subject: Sobu Garden Meiji Shrine. Date: 1951. Print bears the Watanabe publisher red round 6mm seal which indicates that this is an original impression. Not a posthumous edition or a later lifetime impression. Print is in excellent overall condition with excellent color and impression. The very edge of the top margin may be very slightly toned. This appears more substantial in the jpeg as it is barely noticeable in the actual print. Print is very fresh looking. There is some pencil writing on the verso as well which is not a flaw and can be erased. Oban design measures 10.25" x 15.25".
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