Shiro Kasamatsu: “Rain at Konjikido Shrine”
Original Japanese woodblock reprint, Published by Unsodo – Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) – “Hiraizumi Konjikido” 平泉金色堂 ([Rain at] Konjikido Shrine, Hiraizumi) – Japan – Heisei period (1989-2019)
Size within margin : 36,5 x 24 cm
Full paper size : 41 x 28,5
Condition : As new, never been framed, in original folder.
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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 right in the print with red artist seal
Printer: Morimitsu 森光
Carver: Nagashima 長島
This print comes from the original plates made for publisher Unsodo in 1954.
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.