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Kyoto Daigokuden (Heian Shrine)

Kyoto Daigokuden (Heian Shrine) 京都大極殿
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Kyoto Daigokuden (Heian Shrine) 京都大極殿
Series: Selection of Scenes of Japan
Date 1st edition?1922
Publisher 1st edition?Watanabe 渡辺
Publisher (this edition)?Watanabe 渡辺
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Aiban
Format (this edition): Aiban
DB artwork code: 34277
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Rare Pre-Earthquake Hasui (1922)
Kyoto Daigokuden (Heian Shrine)
with Original Pre-Kanto Earthquake Seal

You are bidding on a rare Pre-earthquake woodblock print by Hasui, entitled Kyoto Daigokuden (Heian Shrine), from the Selected Japanese Landscapes Series (Nihon fukei senshu).

It bears the 1922-1923 Kawase Seal, Hasui signature and was published by Watanabe Shozaburo. It is numbered in Japanese on verso 57/300. Very good impression, color and condition. Dimension: Oban tate-e, 30.1 x 22.3 cm.

The blocks for this rare print were destroyed in the 1923 Kanto earthquake and it has never been reprinted: On Sept 1, 1923, Japan was hit by one of the worst earthquakes in history, known as the Kanto earthquake with the epicentrum in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. Watanabe's print shop and all of Kawase's print blocks were destroyed by the resulting fire. The home of the artist and his sketchbooks were also destroyed.

Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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