Ameni kururu tou, Tokyo Yanaka (Pagoda in evening Rain, Yanaka)

Shiro Kasamatsu

1297

Very serene woodblock print by Shiro Kasamatsu. Title "Ameni kururu tou, Tokyo Yanaka" (Pagoda in Evening Rain, Yanaka) and "Banshun" (Late spring) on the left margin. Wonderful details and please notice the beautiful streaks of falling rain by Baren-sujizuri (the great technique of printer) and reflection of stone lantern light on the ground (under the big tree). Everything is so tasteful. Excellent shading and ink bleed through. There is no Watanabe seal. This print is later print, post-war, most likely printed 1940 -1950. This is a very popular Shiro print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 3/4 inches by 16 inches (27 x 41 cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 inches by 14 and 1/2 inches (24 x 36.3 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 7 nen, (1932), this is later print (post-war)
Signed: Signed "Shiro" and red seal at the lower right of the image.
Condition: Overall very good condition. Very light toning. There are drying holes on margins as shown. Once tipped.

 

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