Japanese print by Ishiwata Koitsu ( 1897-1987 ) AMATUER WRESTLING MATCH
This was printed in 1931 by Watanabe and carries the Watanabe B seal used 1927-1932. This print is considered a 1st edition by some. Excellent color, impression and condition. Never mounted. See other listing for bio material. Ishiwata prints from this period are very hard to find.
Japanese print by Ishiwata Koitsu( 1897-1987 ) DOG SHOW
This was printed in 1931 by Watanabe and carries the Watanabe B seal used 1927-1932. Thus, it could be considered a 1st edition. Excellent color, impression and condition; never mounted.
Ishiwata worked for Watanabe during the 1930's and is sometimes confused with Tsuchiya Koitsu, who also worked for Watanabe publishing. Ishiwata's prints weren't popular with the Western buyers that Watanabe catered to at the time and so di ...click for details
Japanese print by Kawase Hasui ( 1883-1957 ) CLEARING AFTER SNOWFALL AT THE ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE
This print was issued in 1926 by Watanabe and carries the series seal and the Watanabe A date seal used from 1924-1930. Thus, it would be considered a 1st edition print by some. Excellent impression, color and condition. Purchased by the original owner at the Toledo Museum print shows in the 1930's. Never mounted.
Japanese print by Kasamatsu Shiro( 1898-? ) EVENING SKY AT SUWA SHRINE, NIPPORI, 1932
The print is from 1932. Shiro worked for the publisher Watanabe starting in 1919 and was popular with western buyers. Later in the 1950's, he became interested in the Sosaku Hanga movement.
This is an original print; some would call it a first edition as it carries the Watanabe C seal used from 1932 to WWII. It was originally purchased at the Toledo Museum print shows during the 1930's . Excellen ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print by Kotozuka Eiichi, oban yoke-e, ˇ±Snow Scene in Kyoto,ˇ± published by Uchida, ca. 1950. Early edition, slightly toned on verso, good impression, color and condition. Original folio.
Japanese woodblock print by Kasamatsu Shiro, oban yoke-e, ˇ°Lake in Hakone,ˇ± dated Showa 28 (1953), published by Unsodo, early edition. Minor burning on the margin. Good impression, color and condition.