Hakone Yumoto no Haruyoi (Spring Dusk of Yumoto Hakone)

Shiro Kasamatsu

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Beautiful woodblock print "Hakone Yumoto no Haruyoi" (Spring Dusk of Yumoto Hakone) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. Hard to find these old original first edition prints nowadays. From an old estate in Japan. The title "Hakone Yumoto no Haruyoi (Spring Dusk of Yumoto Hakone), Publisher "Unsodo" Carver: Nagashima; Printer: Shinmi on the left margin. Genuine Japanese woodblock print. Subtle and genteel image of the Hakone onsen (hot spring) town at spring night.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 by 16 inches. (26.5 cm x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 by 14 and 3/8 inches. (24 cm x 36.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First edition dated Showa 28 nen (1953). Very rare first edition.
Signed: "Shiro" in the lower right of the image.
Condition: Good condition. Some toning of the paper. A faint spot into the image. Please see the last picture. Once taped on verso. There are tape stains on the verso. you can slightly see the tape stains from the front. Wonderful details with typical Unsodo printer's "smudge" on the right margin.