|Artist||Shirô Kasamatsu (1898-1992)|
|Published||1934 [c. 1946 impression]|
|Dimensions||Verical ôban [~14 x 9 inches]|
Artist Signature: Shiro
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.