Kawase Hasui


Summer Rain, in Collection of Famous Songs for Samisen, First Series
(Kouta meikyoku taizen dai ippen)

with two-page frontispiece titled Summer Rain, signed in seal form Hasui, edited by Yoshida Soshian (1875-1946), published by Noriki Tokube, October 31st, 1937

print 9 by 11 in., 22.9 by 28 cm
ehon 9 by 6 1/8 in., 22.8 by 15.4 cm

In Water and Shadow (in which this exact volume is published), Brown notes that this subtle print, Summer Rain, is well-suited to accompany many verses in the songbook, and suggests that the restrained design does "envince a new vision seen nowhere else."

Exhibited and Published:
Kendall Brown, Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2014, p. 11, cat. III.22

(inv. no. C-3479)

price: $1,500

Kawase Hasui


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