Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple
Kawase Hasui

Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple - Kawase Hasui woodblock print
Artist
Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水
Title
Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple
Original published date
This published date
c.
Publisher
Doi Teiichi
Carver
Katsumura Shouzou (original); Harada (this ed.)
Printer
Matsushita Tamotsu (original); Seki Kenji (this ed.)
Medium
Colour woodblock print on paper 木版画
Sheet size (h × w)
40.5 × 27.0 cm
Image size (h × w)
36.5 × 24.0 cm
Remarks
Early impression is quite different to recent impressions. The woodblocks used are probably original however they show significant deterioration.
A story from David Bull was that the late Seki was printing and selling these off the books and was ultimately sacked. This may explain why there are so many of this particular print without Doi seals and not printed on Doi-watermarked paper.
Item number
G138
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