A Japanese woodblock dated circa 1952 by the artist Kasamatsu Shiro titled Snow at Yomeimon Gate, Nikko. The woodblock print is in great condition with the artist’s marks in the lower right-hand corner. It is framed and matted under glass, overall dimensions approximately 20.3” x 15.3”. Dimensions visible inside the mat are approximately 9.1” x 13.9” Please review all images. Born in Tokyo, Shiro began studying art at a young age with the 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 more than one hundred 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. Shiro is regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan. Striking winter scene of the ornate Yomei Gate at Toshugo Shrine in Nikko, the final resting place of the Tokugawa shoguns. The elaborately carved structure is blanketed with snow as evening falls, the twilight creating shadows in soft blue gray. Beautifully detailed with a wonderful subdued color palette evoking a quiet winter night. A lovely shin hanga design which would make a lovely display. Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 – 1991). The item “RARE Kasamatsu Shiro Snow at Yomeimon Gate Nikko Japanese Woodblock Print c. 1952″ is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “princetonarts” and is located in Monroeville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
- Type: Paintings, Scrolls & Prints
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Post-1940
- Primary Material: Paper
- Maker: Kasamatsu Shiro
- Color: Multi-Color