Shiro Kasamatsu Woodblock Print Konjikido Shrine
Shiro Kasamatsu Woodblock Print of Konjikido Shrine in the town of Hiraizumi in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan. Like the famous Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, Konjikido is a hall which is also completely covered in gold. It dates back to 1124 and stands inside another building for protection and photography of Konjikido is also prohibited.
In excellent as new condition and hand printed on washi, traditional Japanese paper with ink bleed through to the reverse.
Signed with the red Shiro Seal as well as the Publisher’s seal (Unsodo) on the margins of the print. Originally published by Unsodo in 1956 this is a later print from the original woodblocks. The Kento Cut on the bottom right of the print is further authentication as an Unsodo print.
Approximate Dimensions of Print are height 36.5 cm and width 24 cm
Approximate Dimensions of Sheet are height 41 cm and width 28 cm
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ARTIST: Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 – 1991)
Kasamatsu is one of the foremost shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan. Born in Tokyo, Shiro studied art under Kaburagi Kiyokata at a young age. He created his first woodblock prints for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919 and continued to design shin-hanga prints for many years. Shiro became famous for his landscapes and scenes of traditional Japanese life and created over hundred woodblock designs for the publisher Unsodo. In the late 1950s he also started creating, carving and printing sosaku hanga or creative prints.