Shirô: The bell tower of Gokoku templeShirô: The bell tower of Gokoku temple
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Kasamatsu Shirô (1898-1991)

The bell tower of Gokokuji temple in the Bunkyô district of Tokyo, on a clear winter day in snow.

Title: Gokokuji shôrô - yukibare (The bell tower of Gokoku temple – clear weather after snowfall)

Signature: ShirôSeal: Matsu (Pine)

Publisher: Watanabe, Tokyo (Seal Hotei D)

Date: Shôwa 8 (1933)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36 x 24 cm (image size)

A very early copy. Excellent impression and colours, with strongly visible wood grain and good baren structure. Excellent condition. A rarely seen image, very atmospheric snow scene.

Grund W-11. Cf. also Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Juda Coll. No M.73.37.348