Hasui 巴水: Ochanomizu 御茶の水

Kawase Hasui

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Ochanomizu
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo 東京二十景
Date: 1926

Tokyo nijûke, Ochanomizu. A blizzard transforms an ordinary view to an extraordinary one, with blowing gusts of snow masterfully rendered by the printer and blockcarver. Narazaki puts it best: “A view from the bridge over the Ochanomizu, a tributary of the Kanda River: a boat has come to a halt in the squalls during a blizzard, a row of houses is situated on the opposite bank.” With the earliest Watanabe seal for this print, from one of Hasui’s finest series.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Hotei #150
Signature: Hasui


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