Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991). - Okame Gallery
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Color woodblock print. Outstanding Japanese vintage, "Red Gate at Hongo in Snow" by well-known Japanese artist Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991).

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Original and Wonderful Japanese woodblock print by Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) - "Hongo akamon no yuki" 本郷赤門の雪 (Hongo Red Gate in Snow).

A splendor for Japanese woodblock print lovers and collectors. A perfect illustration of Japanese culture and life.

This print of a snowy day at the gate to Tokyo University in Hongo was first published in 1935 and is an excellent example of Kasamatsu's early work.

The print bears the 7 mm Watanabe publisher's seal lower left, indicating it was likely published between 1957 and 1989.

This work shows a winter snow scene with people walking with umbrellas wearing kimonos around the beauty of the temple gate. It is very artistic with excellent shading and ink bleed through.

Perfect use of colors, a beautiful palette of blues and grays in a wintry spirit that magnifies the temple's red. Biography of the artist: Shiro Kasamatsu ranks among the top ten Shin Hanga artists. He was born in 1896 and given the name Shiro (though with different kanji characters to those used on his prints).

Kasamatsu studied Japanese-style paintings with Kaburagi Kiyochika, whose encouragement led Kasamatsu to begin designing woodblock prints for Watanabe in 1919. He published many prints with Watanabe in the 1930s and subsequently published many more with Unsodo from 1952 to 1959. In the 1960s he finished his affiliations with publishers and began self-carving and self-printing woodblock prints in the Sosaku Hanga style.

This woodblock print is an Oban size : 38 cm * 25,4 cm (15"*10") without margins. It is in a very good vintage condition, with no stains or lack. It is sold unframed and will be sent rolled in a tube to preserve its condition.

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL partner, express shipping). 

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.