Artist: Hasui Kawase (1883-1957)
Title: Kikyo-mon Gate
Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo 
Date: 1929
Dimensions: 26.2 x 38.9 cm 

With fine blue skies reflected in the moat, the Kikyo-mon gate stands brilliantly in its calm surroundings. An entrance to
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Kawase Hasui
Kawase Hasui, Castle, Shin Hanga, Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Blue, Water

1929

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Artist: Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) Title: Kikyo-mon Gate Series: Twenty Views of Tokyo Date: 1929 Dimensions: 26.2 x 38.9 cm With fine blue skies reflected in the moat, the Kikyo-mon gate stands brilliantly in its calm surroundings. An entrance to the imperial palace in Tokyo, Kikyo-mon is one of the original gates to what had prior been Edo Castle and lies on the outskirts on the southern side of the palace. The name of the gate refers to the kikyo flower, also known as the Chinese bellflower or balloon flower. The regal purple flower is celebrated in Japan as one the seven flowers of autumn. Today, the roof of the gate is still ornamented with the crest of the kikyo flower.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Residue on back from previous mounting. Discolouration on top of print due to glue.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 15.32 in. x W 10.32 in. x D 0.04 in.H 38.9 cm x W 26.2 cm x D 1 mm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU68233785621
  • Seller Reference Number
    JG091847
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