Rain at Okutama

by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

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Rain at Okutama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Original Hasui (1883 - 1957) Japanese Woodblock Print
Rain at Okutama

Series; Twelve Scenes of Famous Places

Twelve Scenes of Famous Places - Lovely print from a series of twelve landscape views originally designed by Hasui for the Haibara paper shop in the 1930s. The Tokyo publisher Kato Junji acquired the rights to the designs in 1935 and printed them in a limited edition of 300 sets. Luckily, the blocks survived WWII and were later discovered in the family warehouse of Takahashi Harumasa IV, who was the original printer for the series. In 1988, the Takahashi family received permission from Hasui's daughter to produce a second edition of 200 by the publisher Ayumi shuppan, printed from the original blocks with slight modifications. These beautiful second edition prints faithfully reproduce the subdued colors and fine bokashi shading of the first edition. Since first edition woodblocks from the series are extremely rare, these great second edition designs are a wonderful option. 

Rain at Okutama - Terrific view of rain at Okutama at the headwaters of the Tama River, an area known for its spectacular scenery. Rain falls in straight slender lines over the flowing water, the shores lined with dark foliage. Distant mountains are shaded in soft gray and white. A lovely design, beautifully colored and detailed.

Artist - Hasui (1883 - 1957)

Image Size - 9 3/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Rain at Okutama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)
Rain at Okutama by Hasui (1883 - 1957)