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Tokyo Tower by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Original Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tokyo Tower

Shiro - Born in Tokyo, Shiro Kasamatsu began studying art at a young age with the painter Kaburagi Kiyokata. He completed his first woodblock designs for Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919 after the publisher saw his paintings on exhibit. Shiro designed shin-hanga prints for Watanabe for many years, becoming well known for his romantic landscapes of famous landmarks and his scenes of traditional Japanese life. From 1952 to 1960, he created more than one hundred woodblock designs for the Kyoto publisher Unsodo. He also experimented with sosaku hanga or creative prints starting in the late 1950s, carving and printing his own designs. Shiro is regarded as one of the top shin-hanga woodblock print artists in Japan.

Comments - Striking view of the Tokyo Tower illuminated at night, with a spotlight shining across the evening sky. Lights twinkle along the steel frame of the structure, which opened in 1958 and is taller than the Eiffel Tower. A fantastic modern design with beautiful soft shading as evening falls. This is a postcard size version of this subject.

Artist - Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

Image Size - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small crease at edge, slight toning and spotting. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Tokyo Tower by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)
Tokyo Tower by Shiro Kasamatsu (1898 - 1991)

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