Kawase Hasui: Spring Rain in Ueno Park - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kawase Hasui

Title: Spring Rain in Ueno Park

Date: 1930

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Tuesday, 24 August 2010 Spring Rain in Ueno Park Tokyo by Kawase Hasui. Original Japanese woodblock print circa 1930s. Pristine condition. This print has never been framed and retains original colors. 8.0 x 6.0 inches. Strong texture and ink bleedthrough on fine washi. Red Hasui seal next to title in lower left of image. I cannot find this print documented in any source including "Kawase Hasui The complete Woodblock Prints". Mrs. Shoichiro Watanabe tells me this print was made by Watanabe's woodblock carvers and printers in the 1930s and is quite rare. This is a beautiful scene, but perhaps not released because of the dozen or so small blank spots in the sakura blossom area?? Another unusual aspect of this print is a small brush hair still on the surface (about in the middle of the pagoda).

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