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- Hongo Akamon no Yuki (Hongo Red Gate in Snow) -

Shiro Kasamatsu


Wonderful woodblock print "Hongo Akamon no Yuki" (Hongo Red Gate in Snow) is by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1992). Lifetime edition dated in 1935 (Showa 10nen) but printed in 1946-1957 as indicated by the 6mm Watanabe seal. Signature reads "Shiro" with a seal on the lower right corner of the image. Watanabe “6 mm-seal" on the snowy post. Japanese title " Hongo Akamon no Yuki" (Hongo Red Gate in Snow) and dated "Showa 10 nen"(1935) on the right margin. Excellent shading and ink bleed through. Genuine Japanese woodblock print. Very beautiful snow image at the red gate of Tokyo University with lovely contrast. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size:
15 and 3/4 by 10 and 1/2 inches. (40 cm x 26.5 cm) 
Image size: 14 and 1/4 by 9 and 3/8 inches. (36.2 cm x 23.7 cm) 
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 10nen (1935), this is a later printing (1946-1957)
Signed: "Shiro" in the lower right of the image.
Condition: Outstanding condition.


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