Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - ‘Umio no mure’ うみうのむれ (Flock of Japanese cormorants) - Heisei period (1989-2019)
First edition 1957. this is a later version
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, with the signature in the print.
This print comes from the original plates made for publisher Unsodo. It is as good as new. Never been framed.
You really see the expertise from the printer in the way the light from the firework falls back to the trees and sky background.
Shiro Kasamatsu is generally regarded as one of the top Shin Hanga woodcut artists in Japan.
Size : 36,5 x 24 cm
Will be carefully packed between cardboard plates to make folding impossible and send with track en trace with insurance.
- Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo
- Woodblock printing
- Mulberry paper
- Heisei period (1989-2019)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991)
- Theme/ depiction
- Decor/ ware
- Title of artwork
- ‘Umio no mure’ うみうのむれ (Flock of Japanese cormorants)
- Very good condition, see description
- 36×24×0 cm