Katsuo bune (Bonito Fishing Boat)

Shiro Kasamatsu

1809

 Very powerful and energetic print "Katsuo bune" (Bonito Fishing Boat) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. This print shows the dynamics of fishing very well with the combination of bold lines and simple contrast. I can feel the strong passion of the fishermen and the very intense mood of this print. Title "Katsuo bune" (Bonito Fishing Boat), dated "1977" on the bottom margin.  Extremely rare self-published print. These old self-published prints are hard to find nowadays. In addition, this print is also very large in size, which is also rare.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 21 and 3/4 x 16 and 1/2 inches (55 x 42 cm)
Image size: 19 and 5/8 x 14 and 1/2 inches (50 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: 23/100
Date: 1977
Signed: Hand signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" and red seal at the bottom of the image.
Condition: Very good condition for its age. Typical ink smudges on the margin and natural paper wrinkle into the top margin as shown.
 

Bonito Fishing