Asakusa Kannon-do Daichochin. The Giant Lantern at Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Shirô Kasamatsu (1898-1992)
Published 1934 [c. 1946 impression]
Dimensions Verical ôban [~14 x 9 inches]
Notes Artist Signature: Shiro
Publisher: Watanabe
Publisher Seal: Round Watanabe 6mm

An excellent example of the most famous print by this artist, showing the giant lantern at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991)was a student of Kaburagi Kiyokata. He started creating woodblock prints for the publisher Watanabe in 1919. Until the late 1940s he had designed more than 50 prints for Watanabe. In the 1950s he published bird and animal prints, landscapes and "famous views" with the publisher Unsodo - all together more than 100. Shiro Kasamatsu worked in Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga style.

Condition: Good impression. Small pinhole to left edge of sheet, not affecting image.
Framing mounted
Price £975.00
Stock ID 47693