Shirô: Pagoda in rain at nightfallShirô: Pagoda in rain at nightfall
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Kasamatsu Shirô (1898-1991)

On a rainy evening a lady under her umbrella is passing by the pagoda of Tennôji temple in Yanaka, Tokyo. The pagoda was destroyed in a fire, caused by a double suicide in 1957, and has not been rebuilt.

Title: Ame ni kureru tô – Tôkyô Yanaka (Pagoda in rain at nightfall – Yanaka, Toyko)

Signature: Shirô

Seal: Shirô

Publisher: Watanabe, Tokyo (Seal Hotei E)

Date: Shôwa 7 (1932)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 36,2 x 24 cm (image size)

Early copy, made before 1941. Excellent impression and colours. Paper slightly age toned. Verso in bottom margin a small stamp "Made in Japan". Excellent condition.

Grund W-8. Cf. also MFA Boston, No. 50.273; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation, No. 1978.1.69.

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