Woodblock print by Hasui (1883-1957)
Title: Zojoji temple at Shiba. (Shiba Zojoji)
Printed date: 1925
Size: 26 cm X 38.5 cm
Artist's red seal
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Very early impression and good colors and very slightly trimmed on borders.
.This Zojoji temple image has been most popular image among Hasui's prints and also considered one of his masterpieces.
Note: This is earliest impression without added title of "Twenty Views of Tokyo", and with earliest seal of the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. A little later probably in the same year of 1925, added the title of "Twenty Views of Tokyo" with the same earliest publisher's seal. Then the title was deleted and used the oblong publisher's seal in a few years after.
Same earliest impression is illustrated in the catalogue of Ota-kuritsu Kyodo Museum "Kawase Hasui", October 2013, #56.