Fukuro (Owl)

Shiro Kasamatsu


Fine woodblock print "Fukuro" (Owl) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. Self-published print, dated (Printed) 1957. This print shows an owl at night time (right) and at daytime (left).  It's very unique and interesting. Japanese title "Fukuro" and dated (Printed) 1957, on the bottom margin. Hand-signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" and red seal at the bottom of the image. Red square seal "Shiro hanga" on the lower right margin. Extremely rare self-published print. Hard to find these old self-published prints nowadays.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 1/2 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches (29 x 41 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/8 inches by 14 and 1/2 inches (26 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Printed 1957
Signed: Hand signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" at the bottom of the image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor toning. Minor ink smudges on the margins. Once taped on the verso. Kento cut on the lower right margin is for color alignment and is not a defect.