Hasui 川瀬 巴水: Minuma River, Ômiya 大宮 見沼川 (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui
Title: Minuma River, Ômiya 大宮 見沼川
Date: 1930

Narazaki sums it up perfectly: “The composition is unified by its dark tones. Two stars sparkle in the sky and fireflies, sprinkling the sky like stars, dance along the pitch-dark riverside. In the centre ground a light shines through the shoji door of a farmhouse in the shadow of the woods, the reflection flickering on the surface of the water.” Hasui’s design genius and the peerless artisan printers have given great depth to this print, which is quite astonishing given the limited range of tones in the landscape. We are transported to a magical summer evening, the warm evening air filled with the glow of fireflies. With the earliest publisher’s seal used at this time, lower right.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (38.8 x 25.6 cm)
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Literature: Hotei #208. See AIC for Statler gift.
Signature: Hasui