Yakushi Temple, Nara
signed Hasui with artist's seal Kawase, with title on left margin, Nara Yakushiji, followed by the date, Showa nijurokunen saku (Showa 26 ), and with publisher's round seal, Watanabe, 1951
oban tate-e 15 3/8 by 10 3/8 in., 39 by 26.5 cm
In comparison with other impressions of this composition, the red pigment used on this print is a more traditional iron red, in contrast to the bright cherry red used on the prints illustrated in Narazaki and Brown.
Andreas Marks, Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan, 2015, p. 147
Narazaki Muneshige, Kawase Hasui mokuhanga shu, 1979, p. 158, no. 531
Kendall Brown, Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints, 2003, p. 576, no. 559
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