Japanese Prints @ St. Kate's: Selections from the Archives & Special Collections at St. Catherine UniversityMain MenuJapanese Prints at St. Kate's: Selections from the Special Collections at St. Catherine UniversityIntroductionEssay: Nostalgia as RemedyEssay: Unfolding the TraditionArtists in Our CollectionPrint CollectionTimeline of Our PrintsExhibitionsBiographiesAcknowledgementsMaryJane Eischen040a3a6e41fd9906ebf9ac0f3949654252ab83ffChristina M. Spiker531dc292d7b19053b0688f029529d5238300a4a4Nicole Wallin89e3fd6912789fabcbf87ad5c440365a0b12b00e
Kasamatsu Shiro explored various styles, mediums, and subjects in the shin-hanga (new print, 新版画) movement. While grounded in painting, he expanded into printmaking for publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō, who took a liking to his work and published numerous prints by the artist in the 1930s. After working with Watanabe for over twenty years, he entered into the Unsōdō studio where he created his most famous work, Eight Views of Tokyo, and explored different subjects such as the bird-and-flower genre (kacho-e, 花鳥絵).
12018-12-12T02:46:39-08:00MaryJane Eischen040a3a6e41fd9906ebf9ac0f3949654252ab83ffEvening at Shiogama5Shiogama (塩竈市) is a city on the ocean in Miyagi Prefecture Japan. In this print, we see a spring evening marked by cherry blossoms (sakura, 桜). A building is reflected in the water below and people are milling about in the road. Additional notes: Signed Shiro (紫浪) in the bottom left along with a seal. In the left margin (not pictured here) are the title and Unsodo's "Gei" watermark.media/3102_web.jpgplain2019-03-08T17:12:15-08:001954 [Showa 29]Title: Evening at Shiogama, #3102Shiogama, night, evening, sakura, cherry blossoms, reflection, water, life, Kasamatsu Shiro, UnsodoPublisher: Unsodo (芸艸堂)Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paperVertical obanJapanese1898-1991St. Catherine University Archives & Special CollectionsKasamatsu Shiro (笠松紫浪)38 cm25 cm20181005135455+0000Title: Shiogama no yūgure (塩竈の夕暮)MaryJane Eischen040a3a6e41fd9906ebf9ac0f3949654252ab83ff
12018-12-12T02:59:28-08:00MaryJane Eischen040a3a6e41fd9906ebf9ac0f3949654252ab83ffSnow at Nikko's Yomeimon (Sun Gate)2This scene shows the Sun Gate (Yomeimon, 陽明門) at Nikko (日光) in the snow. Toshogu Shrine (Tōshōgū, 東照宮) is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, "Great Deity of the East Shining Light". Additional notes: Signed Shiro (紫浪) in the bottom right along with a seal. In the left margin (not pictured) are title and Unsodo's "Gei" watermark.media/3103_web.jpgplain2019-03-08T15:33:17-08:001952 [Showa 27]Title: Snow at Nikko's Yomeimon (Sun Gate), #3103Nikko, Toshogu, Sun Gate, Yomeimon, Shinto, snow, winter, religious, Kasamatsu Shiro, UnsodoPublisher: Unsodo (芸艸堂)Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paperVertical obanJapanese1898-1991St. Catherine University Archives & Special CollectionsKasamatsu Shiro (笠松紫浪)38 cm20181005135811+0000Title: Nikko Yomeimon no yuki (日光陽明門の雪)Christina M. Spiker531dc292d7b19053b0688f029529d5238300a4a4