Hasui 巴水: Evening Rain at Kawarago 河原子の夜雨 (Sold)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水
Title: Evening Rain at Kawarago
Date: 1947

An interesting viewpoint of a back street during a pouring rainstorm. We see the usual Hasui touches of a lone figure retreating in the distance, and the glow from several windows. The rain is beautifully printed in fine, white lines in this glimpse of a rather realistic-looking street with various wooden household items awaiting a useful future. Perhaps this slight amount of disarray is Hasui’s way of hinting at postwar rebuilding? His preferred subjects are usually the pristine views of nature and groomed landscapes. Kawarago is located in Ibaraki Prefecture. First edition, with the round Watanabe seal of this postwar period in the lower right corner. 

Condition: Excellent impression and condition. Very good color.
Dimensions: ôban 38 x 26.5 cm
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Brown/Hotei #504. See LACMA online collection. Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces, Kendall H. Brown, Hotei Publishing, 2004, p. 123, pl. 87.
Seal: Kawase
Signature: Hasui with his seal