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In the pursuit of Doi truth, we have carefully studied four states of a single Hasui print. Granted, these are not high stakes; Red Fuji this isn't. But for those who puzzle over the dating of Doi prints, this Case Study is a useful real-world application of the Doi seal information presented elsewhere.

Click the [large] link next to each print to view it in a new window. This allows you to examine and compare all four states together, as you follow along in the Case Study.

Want more? After each paragraph, click on the Technical Commentary link to open or update a window with further analysis. Resize this new window and keep it open. Or, click on the top right link to see the commentary with the main text.

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