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ink and colors on paper, first Tsukiji Honganji Temple in the Evening, 1936, signed on lower right hand side "Hasui" with red "Sui" seal, Watanabe publisher's seal in right hand margin, this print depicts the quiet moon in the night sky over the Tsukiji Honganji Temple with its Indian stone design that combines Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic architectural styles, the blues of the sky are reflected onto the stone building make it a quiet serene scene, and second Takkoku Cave, 1936, signed on lower left hand side "Hasui" with red "Sui" seal, Watanabe publisher's seal in right hand margin, this print depicts a temple built in a rock wall of a cliff during the Heian period (794-1185) to commemorate the victory of the Japanese government over the indigenous people of northern Japan, the original temple burned down many times and the current building was built in 1961 to reflect the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, both prints are presented loose.
Sheet Size 15.25 x 10.25 in., 13.75 x 9.75 in.
Purchased in Japan during the 1940s.
Private Collection, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Purchased in Japan in 1945.
Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

Condition

Very good impression and color; pin hole in margin of top left corner; a few minor spots of foxing.

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