Hasui: Nagare Pleasure Quarter, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Nagara no kuruwa)

Kawase Hasui

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Nagare Pleasure Quarter, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Nagara no kuruwa)
Date: Autumn 1920 (Taishô kyû aki)

Hasui himself wrote: “There is a pleasure district in the Kasuhe district of Kanazawa called Nagare by the locals because it faces the Asano River. Somehow the gurgling of the water and the sensuous sounds of the shamisen are full of sorrow. The low-hanging crescent moon and the shadows of the pine are indicative of a misty evening in autumn.” The printing is exquisitely subtle and creates an atmosphere very evocative of the time and place.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. 
Series: Souvenirs of Travel, First Series (Tabi miyage dai isshû)
Dimensions:  ôban 38.4 x 26.4 cm
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: N#21; Hotei #21.  Seal: Hasui
Signature: Hasui


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