Hasui: Evening Snow at Sanjûgen Canal (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Evening Snow at Sanjûgen Canal
Series: Twelve Months of Tokyo
Date: 1920, 7/12

Hasui wrote: “The illustration of snow in Japanese woodblock prints has long been a visually pleasing one, but without exception falling snow was illustrated with dots. I was not satisfied with this convention and wanted to depict snow so that it approximated reality. Taking advantage of a blizzard one day, I settled on this subject of the Sanjûgen Canal as a type of trial...”

Condition: Excellent impresson, color and condition. Rare design from a rare series.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Hotei #38
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui