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'Great Lantern at Asakusa'

This vibrant scene depicts a view of the Great Thunder Lantern at the Kannon Temple in Asakusa, welcoming the viewer. It is a beautiful design with travelers enjoying the shrine under the inposing landmark overhead. This print was produced in 1934 by Watanabe Publishers. Shiro produced a number of excellent images during the 1930s and exhibited a distinct western view in his art. This edition is authenticated by Shiro's seal in the upper right of the print. The print, matted on ivory and black, has a sight size of 5.5" x 3.5", and the simple black frame measures 13" x 9".  It is in excellent original condition. Shiro was a Japanese artist who found early success. His prints were seen by Watanabe Shozaburo in 1919, and he published more than 50 prints with them by the late 1940's. He was a part of the shin-hanga movement, which was created from the late Meiji era until World War II, showing a mixture of traditional Japanese and modern western elements.       P054H       $235.00

Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) 'Great Lantern at Asakusa'

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