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Daimotsu, Amagasaki from the series Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai edition

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Daimotsu, Amagasaki

from the series Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai edition

by Kawase Hasui, 1940


IHL Cat. #293

About This Print

Catalog Raisonné Entry

Source: Kawase Hasui; The Complete Woodblock Prints, Kendall Brown, Amy Reigle Newland, Amsterdam, Hotei Publishing, KIT Publishers, 2003, p. 101.
Narazaki1 (Hasui's biographer) writes: "This is the Daimotsu bay made famous in the Heikie monogatari (The tale of Heike) of the early Kamakura period (1185-1333). These days there are few opportunities for a traveler to experience this area as it once was since it is now part of the harbor district in the Hanshin industrial belt. For this reason Hasui's depiction is interesting." Amagasaki is situated in Hyogo prefecture.

1 Narazaki Muneshige, Hasui's biographer and compiler of the artist's first catalogue raisoneeé Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shuMainichi Shinbun, Tokyo, 1979. 




Amagasaki harbor today

Catalogue Raisonné
image and entry
335 Daimotsu, Amagaski
Series: Collection of scenic view
of Japan II, Kansai edition
(Nihon fūkei shū II, Kansai hen, Amagasaki Daimotsu)
1940

Catalogue Raisonné
(figure 11)
Watercolor based on design for print #335

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #293
 Title  Daimotsu, Amagasaki
 尼崎大物 Amagasaki Daimotsu
 Series  Collection of Scenic Views of Japan II, Kansai edition
 日本風景集 関西篇 Nihon fūkei shū II Kansai hen
 Catalogue Raisonné  Number 335 (as listed in the Kawase Hasui; The Complete Woodblock Prints)
 Artist
 Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
 Signature
 Hasui
 Seal  Kawase
 Publication Date  1940 original publication date.  This print is a later impression, produced during the artist's lifetime, with publisher's round "A"-type 6mm seal. (For a full discussion of Watanabe publisher seals see "Watanabe Publisher Marks, Seals and Editions")
 Edition
 Publisher  Watanabe Shōzaburō
 Watanabe "A"-type seal (in use from approximately 1918-1924 and 1945-1957) reading (in Katakana): 
 
ワタナベ Watanabe Shōzaburō
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - toning to verso bottom 1/2 of print slightly visible on front of print, a few minor horizontal creases.
 Miscellaneous
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints)
 Format  Oban tate-e
 H x W Paper  15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (38.7 x 26.4 cm)
 H x W Image  14 1/4 x 9 5/8 x in. (36.2 x 24.6 cm)
 Collections This Print  Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.73.37.208 (later edition with 6mm seal); The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo P00138-046 (unspecified edition with no visible seal); University of Alberta Art Collection 2001.6.2 (unspecified edition with no visible seal)
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: Kawase Hasui; The Complete Woodblock Prints, Kendall Brown, Amy Reigle Newland, Hotei Publishing, KIT Publishers, 2003, ISBN: 9074822460, - pg. 460, pl. 335

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