Sun gate at Nikko in snow
Sun gate at Nikko in snow
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Shiro Kasamatsu: “Sun gate at Nikko in snow”


Original Japanese woodblock reprint, Published by Unsodo – Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) – “Nikko Yomeimon no yuki” 日光陽明門の雪 (Sun gate at Nikko in snow) – Japan – Heisei period (1989-2019)

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 left 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.

The condition is new! Never been framed.

Snow at Yomei Gate, first year of publishing 1952. This is a later version from the Heisei period (1989-2019)

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, worldwide.
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