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Edo River at Imai


Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Edo River at Imai

by Kasamatsu Shirō, originally 1955

Remaining Light at Jōshū, Minakami
IHL Cat. #28

About This Print

Kasamatsu depicts what remained of the Imai ferry boat terminal in the early 1950s. The Imai river boat was used to cross Edo River until 1912 (the first year of Taishō) until Imai Bridge was built.

Edogawa as seen from Imai Bridge c. 1990s

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #28
 Title Edo River at Imai 江戸川 今井
 Kasamatsu Shirō (1898–1991)
Shirō 紫浪
 Seal red Shirō 紫浪 seal (see above)
 Date originally published 1955
 Edition later post-1960 edition, as indicated by lack of date in Kanji on the bottom of the left margin.  (For more information on dating Unsōdō prints see the article Unsōdō Publishing.)
Unsōdō 芸艸堂
seal reading: 芸艸堂 版 Unsōdō han
[Marks: pub. ref. 566; seal not shown]
Shinmi Saburō 新味三朗
seal reading: 摺 新味 suri Shinmi
Nagashima Michio 長嶋道男
seal reading: 彫 長嶋 hori Nagashima
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 "gei" 芸 watermark lower left corner. (The "gei" kanji is the first character of the name Unsōdō .)
 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format ōban tate-e
 H x W Paper 15 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (40 x 27.6 cm)
 H x W Image 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (36.5 x 24.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: U-119 as listed in Shiro Kasamatsu - The Complete Woodblock Prints, Dr. Andreas Gund, self-published by the author, 2001, Tokyo
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