Nikko Kegon no taki (The Kegon Falls at Nikko)

Shiro Kasamatsu


Japanese woodblock print "Nikko Kegon no taki" (The Kegon Falls at Nikko)  is by Shiro Kasamatsu. "Gei watermark" on the lower left corner of the margin. Signed Shiro, artist, Unsodo, publisher, Nagashima, carver, and Ichimura, printer.  This print expresses the beauty of the magnificent nature. Absolutely beautiful.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 1/4 by 16 and 1/4 inches (28.5 x 41 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/8 by 14 and 3/8 inches (24 x 36.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Undated. First published in 1952, this print is later print.
Signed: "Shiro" in the lower left of the image.
Condition: Pristine condition. 

Kegon Falls

 Kegon Falls (Kegon no Taki) is located at Lake Chuzenji (source of the Oshiri River) in Nikko National Park in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The falls were formed when the Daiya River was rerouted by lava flows. About twelve smaller waterfalls are situated behind and to the sides of Kegon Falls, leaking through the many cracks between the mountain and the lava flows. At 97 m high, it is one of Japan's three highest waterfalls. In the autumn, the traffic on the road from Nikko to Chozenji can sometimes slow to a crawl as visitors come to see the fall colors.