Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Shiro Kasamatsu Naruko Hot Spring Showa 29 (1954)
This is a very beautiful and rare original Japanese woodblock print “Naruko Hot Spring” signed by the Shin-Hanga woodblock print master Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) published by the famous printmaker Unsodo made in Showa 29, which is 1954 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an original woodblock print about 64 years old. This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of Asian art and Japanese woodblock print collections in my family and we are gradually selling them. Kasamatsu is one of the most famous Shin-Hanga woodblock artists without introduction. His work can be found in various Japanese woodblock print books such as “Shin-Hanga New Prints in Modern Japan” by Kendall Brown and Hollis Goodall-Cristante, Los-Angels County Museum of Art, 1996. Information on Shiro Kasamatsu and the price of his woodblock print can be found through any search engine. His woodblock print is highly searched for by collectors around the world. The size of the woodblock print is 16 x 10 1/2 inches. The artist’s signature and his chop mark are at the lower left corner of the print while the title of the print “Naruko Hot Spring”, the carver and printer’s chop marks and the date this print was made (Showa 29, 1954) are in the left border. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the print’s original Japanese mulberry Washi paper. All four borders are intact. This woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. It is hard to find an original Shiro Kasamatsu’s woodblock print of such a beautiful scene in the public nowadays and this woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check, western union and personal check are accepted. Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. Shipping is $16 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$25 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping. If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SIGNED BY THE SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER SHIRO KASAMATSU MADE IN SHOWA 29 (1954). IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.