Zojoji Temple in Shiba
Kawase Hasui Catalogue

Zojoji Temple in Shiba - Kawase Hasui Catalogue woodblock print
Artist
Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水
English title
Zojoji Temple in Shiba
Japanese title
芝増上寺
Series
Twenty Views of Tokyo 東京二十景
Date
Medium
Colour woodblock print on paper
Paper size (h × w)
Oban 大判
38.8 × 26.5 cm
Image size (h × w)
36.1 × 24.0 cm
First edition seal
Round 6mm seal
Edition size
Open
Post-war printed
Yes
Posthumously printed
No
Publisher
Watanabe Shozaburo 渡邊庄三郎
Carver
Printer
Subjects
Tokyo 東京
Shrines and Temples
Snow
Remarks
States of Hasui's Zojoji Temple in Shiba
As at March 22, 1933, it was reported that 2500 impressions had been printed. Watanabe Shoichiro believes this was an exaggeration and examining a sample of 150 prints also suggests that two-fifths of impressions were printed after 1933 approx confirming an exaggeration.
All together approx 3000 prints were reportedly printed between 1925 and 1950. This quantity is consistent with observable cherry keyblock wear. At about 1950 Watanabe Shozaburo decided the block set was too damaged and worn for further prints and, rather unusually for the publisher, chose not to recut a new keyblock.
Catalogue number
KH142
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