Kanda-Myojin Shrine

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Shirô Kasamatsu (1898-1991)
Published 1954
Dimensions Ôban tate-e [~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Series: Eight View of Toyko
Artist Signature: Shiro
Artist Seal: Shiro
Publisher: Unsodo-Han
Publisher Seal: Unsodo-Han
Carver Seal: Nagashima Michio

A view of the Kanda-Myojin Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. The scene shows a row of bright red columns on the porch of the temple. At the end two figures are seen leaving the temple, in the background a layer of freshly fallen snow covers the trees.

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

Condition: Excellent impression.
Framing mounted
Price £900.00
Stock ID 50643