This woodblock print depicts a snowy scene at the Yomei-mon gate in Nikko and was originally published in 1952. This edition was published from original blocks by Unsodo Publishing house. It is signed with the artist’s seal on the block and has the carver and publisher seals. The print is in Vertical Oban format with Image Size: 15″ x 10″. The print is in Excellent condition. It was kept in its original envelope and was never framed. Please review the pictures. Regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan, along such contemporaries as Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Koitsu Tsuchiya. Born in Tokyo, Shiro began studying art at a young age with painter Kaburagi Kiyokata. He completed his first woodblock designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919 after the publisher saw his paintings on exhibit. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for many years, becoming well known for his romantic landscapes of famous landmarks and his scenes of traditional Japanese life. From 1952 to 1960, he created woodblock designs for the Kyoto publisher Unsodo. He also experimented with sosaku hanga or creative prints starting in the late 1950s, carving and printing his own designs. The item “Vintage Shiro Kasamatsu JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT Snow at Yomei Gate in Nikko” is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “woodblocks” and is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.