Kasamatsu Shiro: Shrine at Ueno, Tokyo - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Kasamatsu Shiro

Title: Shrine at Ueno, Tokyo

Date: 1953

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Shiro KASAMATSU (1898-1991) "Shrine at Ueno, Tokyo" 1953 Print size is 16.0" x 11.0" Early Edition Condition is very good. No tears, folds or creases. This print is perfect in every way. Strong image bleedthrough to verso Master Kasamatsu was reknowned for his romantic landscapes depicting traditional Japanese life and landmarks. His use of foreground elements, like branches, to draw in the viewer and give the image depth, was a design technique first employed by Ukiyo-e Master Hiroshige. This early strike evidences the publisher's watermark (GEI) in the lower right corner and the all-important double carver (Nagashima)/printer (Shinmi) seals as well as the artist seal. Master Shinmi is quite elderly and has long been retired, evidencing this print to be an early edition

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