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- Ashura -

Shiro Kasamatsu


Wonderful woodblock print "阿修羅" (Ashura) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. Self-published print, dated 1959. Japanese title "阿修羅" (Ashura) and dated 1959 in the bottom margin. Handsigned "Shiro Kasamatsu" and red seal at the lower right of the image. Red tiny square seal "Shiro Hanga" on the lower right margin. Paper has an embossed seal on the right margin. Watermarked on the bottom margin. Extremely rare self-published print. Hard to find these old self-published prints nowadays.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 1/8 inches by 16 and 3/4 inches (28.3 x 42.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 5/8 inches by 14 and 3/8 inches (24.5 x 36.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Printed in 1959 (Showa 34nen)
Signed: Hand signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" at the lower right of the image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Faint ink smudge on the margin. Minor toning and soil into the top margin (edge). Kento cut on the lower right margin is for color alignment and is not a defect.


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