Shiro Kasamatsu Woodblock Mountain Stream of Atera
An evening scene of a small mountain village near the Atera Creek. The mountain stream of Atera is located in the Kiso Valley region of Nagano.
Originally published in 1935 by Watanabe. This print is a later edition, hand printed from the original hand carved blocks.
Pencil signed by Shiro and hand printed on washi it is in excellent and unused condition.
Unsodo Publisher’s Seal as well as the Printer’s Seal and Carver’s Seal can also be seen in the Left Margin. The Kento Cut in the Bottom Right Corner which is part of the Printing Process is also proof that it is a genuine Unsodo Woodblock Print.
Approximate Dimensions of Print Height 36.5 cm and Width 24 cm
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ARTIST: Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 – 1991)
Shiro Kasamatsu is one of the top 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 started creating, carving and printing sosaku hanga or creative prints.