First edition Japanese "shin hanga" woodblock print by Takeji Asano (1900-2002) titled "Rain in Shinnyodo" dated Showa 28 (1953) in the lower left margin. The artist's black ink signature is at the lower left corner of the image. The left margin also bears the seal of the publisher Unsodo, the carver Okura, and the printer Shinmi. The "gei" watermark is at the lower left margin corner. This is a first edition impression as evidenced by the date seal which was carved off the wood printing block after the first edition. Paper size 15 7/8"H x 10 1/2"V (image: 14 1/4"H x 9 1/2"V). Excellent overall condition. The paper is slightly wavy. An example of this image can be found in the on-line catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.