Hasui 巴水: Ochanomizu 御茶の水
Artist: Kawase Hasui
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo 東京二十景
Tokyo nijûke, Ochanomizu. A blizzard transforms an ordinary view to an extraordinary one, with blowing gusts of snow masterfully rendered by the printer and blockcarver. Narazaki puts it best: “A view from the bridge over the Ochanomizu, a tributary of the Kanda River: a boat has come to a halt in the squalls during a blizzard, a row of houses is situated on the opposite bank.” With the earliest Watanabe seal for this print, from one of Hasui’s finest series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Mint.
Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô
Literature: Hotei #150