Original Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Japanese Woodblock Print
Karikachi Mountain Pass
Series; The New Eight Best Scenery of Japan
Fantastic chuban-sized version of a Hasui series originally published by Bijutsusha in the late 1920s. These striking prints feature beautiful views of traditional Japanese landscapes, rendered with fine detail, sophisticated color, and soft bokashi shading like the originals. This rare chuban set was issued in 1974 by the Ukiyo-e Hanga Publishing Society. Lifetime, oban impressions of these subjects are extremely rare, so these smaller versions are a wonderful opportunity to acquire a lovely Hasui design.
Striking moonlit view of the mountain pass at Karikachi in winter. A full moon glows softly in the sky, illuminating the snow in the valley below, creating sharp contrast with the deep shadows. A fantastic design with beautiful effects of light.
Hasui (1883 - 1957)
9 1/4" x 6 1/8" + margins as shown
Excellent overall with no issues to report.