|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: http://www.ohmigallery.com/Sales/Beware_of_Hasui_Zojoji_Restrikes.htm 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 川瀬巴水画 東京二十景 芝増上寺 サイズ：およそ 38.5cm×26cm|
|Publisher (this edition):||Sakai Kokodo||Watanabe||Watanabe Shozaburo||Sakai Kokodo||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe||Watanabe Shozaburo||Watanabe Shozaburo||Watanabe||Watanabe Shozaburo||Osaka Mainichi Publishing Company|
|Date of this item:||>2012||1925||1925||1925||1925||1930s||1930s||1930s||1930s||1934|
|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|No, this is NOT a Watanabe-published edition. This is a restrike published by Sakai Kokodo in 2012! Please see my research note here:
Title Zojoji Temple in Shiba
Series 20 Views of Tokyo
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Format Oban (10 1/4" X 15 1/4")
|Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
Zojoji Temple in Snow
Date : 1925
Medium : woodblock
Item# : 260490
Illustrated : Hasui, pl. 147
Condition : Trimming to margins
Dimension : 14 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Comments : Published by The S. Watanabe Color Print Co.; B-type seal; pre-war printing
|This is a recent version (2012) by the publisher Sakai Kokodo with blocks carved Asaka Motoharu (朝香元晴）and printed by Hishimura Toshi（菱村敏）. The purchaser of this print mistakenly paid over $2,200 thinking that it was an original Watanabe-published strike.
Please see my research note here:
|商品状況：川瀬巴水による、芝増上寺になります。時代物になりますので、シミや汚れや色あせなどがみられる場合がございます。||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. .
||Offered for sale is a wonderful, first edition Japanese woodblock print by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), titled Zozoji Temple in the Snow, from the series Twenty Scenes of Tokyo, 1925. There is an A Watanabe seal in the lower right margin, signifying that this is a first edition printing of the design.
This print is has wonderfully fresh colors and is in very good condition, aside from some faint toning on the reverse and residue/thinning from a prior mount in top reverse margin. The image measures approximately 14 1/4 by 9 3/8 inches, plus margins.
|Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
Zojo Temple, Shiba
Twenty Views of Tokyo
14 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Hasui, pl. 147
Traces of residue on reverse top margin
Hasui's most popular design; published by The Watanabe Color Print Co.
|Fresh from a Florida estate we are listing a large collection of Japanese woodblock prints, including many modern and classic designs. This Kawase Hasui measures 15 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches. Published by Watanabe before WWII. Some rubbing and soiling.||FROM THE SERIES TWENTY VIEWS OF TOKYO JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY KAWASE HASUI TITLED SHIBA ZOJOJI TEMPLE. THIS PRINT IS VERY GOOD CONDITION AND FRESH COLORS.VERY GOOD IMPRESSION,COLOR GRADATION AND BLEEDTHROUGH. NEVER HAS BEEN FRAMED.OBAN SIZE APRX . 10.5 x15.5 INCHES. A LIFETIME AND EARLY EDITION THIS PRINT IS ILLUSTRATED IN FULL PAGE(HAWASE HASUI MOKUHANGASHU)DR.NARAZAKI#147. PUBLISHED BY WATANABE SHOZABURO.
||Wednesday, 7 June 2006
Oban, Tate-e. (15" x 10").
Twenty Views of Tokyo
Zojo Temple, Shiba.
Slight soiling to margins, minor marks and flaws but otherwise very good impression, colour and condition.
Note: Bears Watanabe 'B' seal to right margin. Unusually also shows the series title to left margin, missing from both the versions illustrated in Watanabe's Hasui and Hotei's Hasui, The Complete Woodblock Prints. Generally considered one of the artist's finest designs.
|Sunday, 17 September 2006
Lot #: 036
Artist: Hasui, Kawase, 1883-1957
Title: Zojo Temple, Shiba
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo
Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Illustrated: Hasui, pl. 147
Condition: No condition problems to note
Comments: Unidentified collector's seal on reverse; published by S. Wantanabe Color Print Co.
|Tuesday, 16 February 2010
TODAY & TOMORROW
1934 (1933 - 1934 Edition)
Soft cover, magazine format with paperback book type binding. Ad's, news text, black and white as well as color plates with original tissue cover pages; one original block print. Printed on paper about the same weight as magazine stock, but not slick. The color plates and block print are printed on sturdier stock.
Measures 10 - 1/2" x 15", 184 pages. The Osaka Maninichi Publishers. "Whoever seeks facta and truth as the first step in forming correct judgment about Japan and the Japanese today, will find here the best source of reliable information obtainable. A word to the Wise is sufficient." . . . Quoted from the top of the contents page.
The following page is tissue cover page over a black and white high quality plate showing H.I.H. Tsugu-no-Mia, The Crown Prince of Japan. The next page has a short insert explaining that this publication is meant to show the industrial activities of Japan and the Empire of Manchu that has come to stay.
There are 8 full page plates, the image of the Crown Prince, followed by 7 full color plates; "The Outer Wedding Robe for a Bride"; "A Japanese Garden"; "Dojoji"; "The Cranes": "A Folding Fan"; "Nara Dolls"; and "Zojoji". The last being a woodcut print in typical ukiyoe style.
CONDITION: All the plates are here along with the tissue cover pages on which the description of the plates is printed. The pages have yellowed and appear to be brittle around the edges especially. The outer layer of the spine is missing, bumps around the edges of the covers.