Fukuoka Castle by Kawase Hasui "C" Seal
More About this Print
Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Woodblock Prints Title: Fukuoka Castle
1st Publication: 1940
Size: 14-1/2 x 9-1/2 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1940, 1st Edition
Publisher: Wanatabe Shozaburo
Condition: Excellent. A tiny repaired area in the upper right margin, and some left over from prior mounting in the upper left corner, else very fine.
Notes: Great Colors, Excellent condition. Pencil Signed Hasui. Numbered stamped on the back : 938
Beautiful Wood grain visible
More about this print: Kuroda Nagamasa, the first lord of Fukuoka province, started constructing Fukuoka castle in 1601 and took 7 years to finish. The castle was a flat-land type and had around 50 observatory towers of various sizes.
The Wild Cyperus ohwii Kukenth is designated as a natural treasure by the prefectural government and grow in the moats around the castle ruin. There is also a tablet of Manyo poems on the castle site. The castle ruins are designated as a national historic site and it is also called “Maizuru-jo (castle)”.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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