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Tokyo Tower, 1959 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Item Number: 854465

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Item Type: Fixed Price Item
Item Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 854465
Price: $225.00
   


Tokyo Tower, 1959 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Original Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tokyo Tower, 1959

Shiro Kasamatsu - 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.

Comments - Striking view of the Tokyo Tower illuminated at night, with a spotlight shining across the gray evening sky. Lights twinkle along the steel frame of the structure, which opened in 1958 and is taller than the Eiffel Tower. A fantastic modern design with beautiful soft shading as evening falls.

Signed - Shiro Kasamatsu in English in margin (with chop), in Japanese with red artist's seal within image
Publisher - Unsodo, with publisher's seal in left margin, later edition from original blocks

Artist - Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.


Tokyo Tower, 1959 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Tokyo Tower, 1959 by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

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