'Suma Beach by Moonlight'
Publisher: Hasegawa. From the famous "Night Scenes" series. Hasegawa catalogue No. 1252.
Yoshimune favored night scenes and silhouetted subjects, with a sort of mystique to his prints. This original miniature woodblock print dates to c1900-1930. It bears Yoshimune's cipher. This print measures a tiny 2" high by 3" across", and the frame measures 4" x 5", a nice wood and gold tone frame. It is likely from a series of small 'Night' prints produced for the tourist trade in the 1930s. The "Night Scene" series of prints were first published during the early 1900's by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya of Tokyo. There are 21 prints included in the series which is indicative of the early transitional style of shin-hanga, the dominant movement in Japanese print making during the first half of the twentieth century. The artists who created designs for the series were: Koho Shoda, Eijiro Kobayashi, Yoshimune Arai, Kiyochika Kobayashi, and Gyosui Suzuki. P2826 $65.00