Hasui: Karasu Marsh, Akita. Meticulously rendered layers of overlapping textures and tonalities make this peaceful view feel full and rich.

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Kawase Hasui

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Karasu Marsh, Akita. 
Series: Souvenirs of Travels, Third Series (Tabi miyage dai sanshû)
Date: 1927

Narazaki sums it up perfectly: “Dark pine branches jut out in the left foreground, green trees are further removed on the right. The water’s surface and sky have been meticulously rendered.” Layers of overlapping textures, tonalities and textures make this deceptively simple view feel full and rich.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Early Watanabe seal, used in the 1920s.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #135; Hotei #133
Signature: Hasui