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Moon at Game by Hasui Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo C Seal 1932 Woodblock

Title: Moon at Gamo (Gamo no tsuki)
Size: oban
Signature and Seal on lower right in block: Hasui Kawase (Sealed)
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo on right margin, C Seal “sausage seal” 1929-1942
Year: 1932

Condition: very crisp and clean woodblock, not damage to the margins or image. Very clean and detailed striking with very strong saturation on the back. The top edges are archival hinged taped and Made in Japan stamp on top right next to hinge. Very clean corners and margins with lower margins having notations in pencil. Please see the images for details. 
Over all a very good impression. 

“Hasui Kawase (1883 –1957) was an artist, one of modern Japan's most important and prolific printmakers. He was a prominent designer of the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement, whose artists depicted traditional subjects with a style influenced by Western art. Like many earlier ukiyo-e prints, Hasui's works were commonly landscapes, but displayed atmospheric effects and natural lighting.  Hasui designed almost one thousand woodblock prints over a career that spanned nearly forty years. Towards the end of his life the government recognized him as a Living National Treasure for his contribution to Japanese culture.”

Referred to most simply as Hasui, his woodblocks have been highly collectable for years. To See his woodblocks you are immediately drawn to the details, especially in his snow and rain scenes and his night scenes. Unlike traditional woodblocks of the 19th century his scenes were emotional and not stories or folk tales or stories.

Sturgis Antiques will be posting a collection of Hasui, collected by one person over decades, each of the woodblocks are in very good to near perfect condition. 
Enjoy the art of one of Japanese most celebrated artist of the woodblock form.

Please feel free to email me for more images or if you have any questions. 

NOTE:
International orders, please email me your shipping address before purchase with your address to get a shipping quote. The shipping price is for US buyers only. 

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