Hasui Kawase
Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple

Hasui Kawase “Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple” 1932 main image
Artist
Hasui Kawase 川瀬巴水
Title
Spring Rain at the Gokoku Temple
Original date
This 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
Sheet dimensions (h × w)
40.5 × 27.0 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
36.5 × 24.0 cm
Subjects
Remarks
Early impression is quite different to recent impressions. The woodblocks used are probably original however they show significant deterioration.
An unconfirmed story is 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 with missing Doi seals.
References
Reference number
G138