Hasui: Miyajima by night
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Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

The torii of Miyajima (Itsukushima) Shrine on a starry night, the beach illuminated by a stone lantern.

Title: Hoshizukiyo (Miyajima) – Starry Night (Miyajima)

Series: Tabi miyage dai sanshû (Souvenirs of Travel, third series)

Signature: Hasui

Seal: Kawase (o. Sui)

Publisher: Watanabe Shôzaburô, Tokyo (seal Hotei D)

Date: Shôwa 3 (1928)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36,2 x 23,8 cm (image size)

Early edition. Fine impression and colours. Verso in right margin a light smallish stain, in top margin two faint small remnants of previous attachment. Some very weak smoothed creases, small dog-ear bottom right corner. Overall excellent condition.

Probably Hasui's most atmospheric interpretation of this subject.

Hotei No. 140 (Narazaki 143). Cf. also Honolulu Museum of Art, No. 21001