Hasui: Iwai Seashore in Boshu
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Iwai Seashore in Boshu
Series: Souvenirs of Travels, First Series (Tabi miyage dai isshû)
Hasui’s own notes describe the scene perfectly: “A narrow river flows into the sea. Golden clouds reflect the morning sun and a small painted mountain is visible in the background. A boy herds a reddish-brown calf along Iwai Beach during the morning lull of the sea breeze. I attempted to convey the bracing atmosphere of a summer’s morning along this coast.” Scarce, pre-earthquake design in excellent condition.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (38.5 x 26.5 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Narazaki #16; Hotei #16.