Shoka no Take (Bamboo in Early Summer)

Shiro Kasamatsu


Unsodo "Gei watermark" lower left margin corner. Publisher is Unsodo. Carver: Nagashima; Printer: Shinmi. Very peaceful rural image of Japanese farm house. The full moon and light of house in bamboos evoke nostalgia. Hard to find these old original first edition prints nowadays.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 3/4 by 16 inches. (27 cm x 40.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First edition dated showa 29 nen (1954). Very rare first edition.
Signed: "Shiro" in lower right of image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Some faint brown spots into margins which will be easily matted out.Excellent shading and ink bleed through. Wonderful details with typical Unsodo printer's "smudge" on the right margin.