'Pagoda in Rain at Yanaka'

This lovely print depicts a rainy evening at Ueno Park in Tokyo, in the district called Yanaka. A young woman in the foreground is under a rain umbrella.  She carries a package in her arm wrapped in a furoshiki, or square of silk used by the Japanese to encase parcels.  This print has gorgeous color, bathed in lush blues. this print measures 15.25" x 10.5", and it is handsomely matted in its frame, which measures 19" x 14.75".  This print was introduced in 1935.  This is a 1940s edition, which bears Shiro's cipher and Watanabe's 6mm publisher seals.   Shiro, born in Asakusa, Tokyo, was a print maker of Showa period. He found a mentor in Kaburaki Kiyokata at the age of fourteen, and continued his activities at Tatsumigakai and Kyodokai Painting Society for his life. His creation of Shin Hanga prints began with his affiliation with Watanabe Publishers in 1919.  In the 1950s, he began to draw, carve, and print his works by himself, joining the wonderful complement of Sosaku Hanga artists, and continued producing art until his death.    P30025      $595.00

Kasamatsu Shiro (1898-1991) 'Pagoda in Rain at Yanaka'

$595.00 Regular Price
$476.00Sale Price