Original woodblock print by Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - published by Unsodo - Ueno Toshogu Shrine - Heisei period (1989-2019)
Shiro studied art with Kaburagi Kiyokata and made his first woodblock-print designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for a long time, and became famous for his romantic landscapes and images of traditional Japanese life. Between 1952 and 1960 he also created over 100 woodblock-print designs for Kyoto publisher Unsodo. Shiro is generally regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan.
Comment: a very beautiful design and a view of the Ueno Toshogu shrine in spring. Fantastically coloured.
There is a small notch in the bottom right corner (outside of the woodblock print). This is the so-called 'Kento', characteristic for publisher Unsodo when found in this spot. Kento is the registration system that is traditionally used by Japanese makers of woodblock prints to ensure that the different colours are well aligned (each colour is applied separately through a separate woodblock).
Signed: Shiro, at the bottom right of the print, with red seal.
Publisher: Unsodo, publisher's seal in the left margin.
First edition in 1953. This is a later edition, printed with the original woodblocks.
Dimensions of the entire paper: 41 x 28 cm
Dimensions of the image: 36.5 x 24 cm
The woodblock print is in excellent condition. Please see the photos for the details.
The woodblock print will be shipped by registered post in sturdy cardboard packaging.
- Original woodblock print
- Heisei period (1989-2019)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991)
- Title of artwork
- Gepubliceerd door Unsodo - Ueno Toshogu Shrine
- Very good condition, see description
- 0×28×41 cm