Shiro Kasamatsu Woodblock Print Kegon Waterfall
Kegon Waterfall in Nikko near Lake Chuzenji is one of the three great waterfalls in Japan. Standing 100 metres tall is a very impressive sight and offers elevator access close to the falls.
Shiro Kasamatsu’s woodblock print is a striking depiction of the Kegon Waterfall. In excellent as new condition and hand printed on washi 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 1952 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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Shiro Kasamatsu 1898 – 1991
A native of Tokyo, Kasamatsu is one of the foremost shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan. 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.