Kawase Hasui

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Matsue_ Izumo - Kawase  Hasui

Meguro Fudo Temple, 1931

Woodblock Print  
15.5 x 10.5 in

Description: In the foreground beautifully composed, delicate shadows of leaves reach up to the temple entrance where the focus is on a quiet female figure about to enter. A series of red verticals describe the temple's structure, the solid architectural forms contrast with the light cherry blossom in the distance, that add a light, gentle note echoing the gentle shadows of the leaves in the foreground.

Issued: published 1931

Edition: 1944-57

Condition: excellent color state and condition light thinning to edge of top left margin

Signed: in black brush

Special Label: Watanabe 6mm seal

Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo