Nikko Kanaya Hotel, Rojo (Balcony of Kanaya Hotel, Nikko)

Shiro Kasamatsu


"Nikko Kanaya Hotel, Rojo" (Balcony of Kanaya Hotel, Nikko) by Shiro Kasamatsu. Dated Showa 16 nen Natsu (Summer, 1940). Original first edition with the appropriate Watanabe "E" seal on left margin. Right margin is titled, dated, and artist name in Japanese Watanabe "E" seal is difficult to find and used only from 1932 to 1942. This print is very rarely seen in the market. Very serene scene print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 15 and 1/2 by 10 and 1/2 inches.
Image size: 14 and 1/4 by 9 and 1/2 inches.
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Showa 16 nen (1941)
Signed: "Shiro" red seal on lower right of image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Slightly toned from it's age. Drying hole on the upper right corner. Minor ink smudge on the bottom margin.