Lake Towada by Kawase Hasui 1st Ed.
# 178 / 200
Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)
Woodblock Prints Title: Lake Towada
1st Publication: 1930
Size: 9-3/4 x 9-1/4 + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1930, 1st limited edition
Publisher: Kato Junji
Condition: Mint, like new
Notes: This is the very rare 1st edition, imited to 200 units. This one has the number 178 of 200 stamped on the back with a red seal.
There has been a new unlimited reprint since 1995, with larger margins, and some easy to identify blue color loss marks in the lower left corner. This is the first original limited edition. See pictures below to compare the Original, versus the posthumous replica :
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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