Shiro Kasamatsu: “Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo”
Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo – Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) – “Nihonbashi”日本橋 (Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo) – Japan
First year of publishing 1956. This is a later version from the Heisei period (1989-2020)
Condition : As new, never been framed, in original folder.
Size within the margin : 36 x 24 cm
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Shiro Kasamatsu was a student of Kaburagi Kiyokata. In the 1950s he published bird and animal prints, landscapes and “famous views” with the publisher Unsodo.
Alltogether more then 100. Shiro Kasamatsu worked in Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga style. (More modern)
In the lower right corner (outside the woodcut) you can see a small notch. This is the so-called “Kento”, and characteristic on this site for the publisher Unsodo. Kento is the registration system traditionally used by Japanese makers of woodcuts to ensure that the different colors (each color is applied through a separate log) are properly aligned. See the picture.
Signed – Shiro, lower left in the print with red artist seal
This print comes from the original plates made for publisher Unsodo in 1956.
The condition is new! Never been framed.
Shiro Kasamatsu is generally regarded as one of the top Shin Hanga woodcut artists in Japan.
Will be carefully packed between hardboard plates and send with track and trace.