Hasui: Bell Tower, Mount Koya
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Bell Tower, Mount Koya
Series: Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai Edition
Date: February, 1935
Mount Koya is the location of a monastic complex belonging to the Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, and for centuries has been a popular pilgrimage site. Here we see what looks like a monastic figure bearing an umbrella head towads the warm lights of his peaceful abode. Technically this snow scene is quite astonishing.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki # 233; Hotei #330