Hasui: Sakurada Gate (Sakuradamon)

Kawase Hasui

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Sakurada Gate (Sakuradamon)
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo(Tokyo nijukei)
Date: 1928

Rare light blue version. Narazaki noted “Even today, the area around the Sakurada Gate is a place of picturesque beauty in Tokyo...” A single light serves as a beacon, its reflection shimmering in the blue water. Dusk is beautifully evoked, with the last light of the sun fading into the sky. Narazaki has this work listed separately from the other version of this design that has darker colors and lacks the hanging willow branches. 

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban 26.1 x 38.3 cm
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #159; Hotei #156a
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui


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