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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "Tsuruoka Hachimangu"

"Tsuruoka Hachimangu" by Hasui, Kawase
Catalog ID A0242
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title Tsuruoka Hachimangu
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date 1931
Publisher S. Watanabe
Reference No Hotei # 258
Size 20 x 14 -1/4 "
Condition Very fine, apart from slight soiling in margins.

Notes: Narazaki notes: "This piece is a toku-oban (oversized oban format). The composition is extremely detailed, showing the Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine from the base of the stone steps and continuing towards the background mountain. The intricacy of the large ginko tree with its autumnal foliage and the positioning of the multi-storied entrance would have been a challenge for the block-cutter".

The Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine is located in Kanagawa Prefecture. It was dedicated to the spirits of the legendary Emperor Ojin, who was deified as the 'kami' Hachiman, his mother Jingu and his wife Himegami. Originally an extension of the Iwashimizu Hachiman Shrine, it was moved to its present site in 1191 by Minamoto Yoritomo (1144 - 1199).


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