Shiro Kasamatsu, "Kanaya, Nikko"
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Established in 1893, Hotel Kanaya still welcomes guests visiting Nikko today. Here we see the famed grounds of Kanaya from the hotel's terrace. A simple palette gives the composition a warm and inviting atmosphere while the reflection in the pond captures the stillness of the day.
First edition (seal E)
Published by Watanabe Shozaburo
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Shiro Kasamatsu (1898-1991) began his artistic career during the shin-hanga period and would go on to produce some of Japan's most recognizable woodblock prints. Starting in second-half of the 20th century, Shiro would go on to carve, print, and publish his own prints, making him an influential artist in the sosaku-hanga movement as well.