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Remaining Light at Jōshū, Minakami

Edo River at Imai

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Remaining Light at Jōshū, Minakami

by Kasamatsu Shirō, originally 1958

Kototoi Bridge on the Sumida River
IHLCat. #1179

About This Print

A later edition of a 1958 print picturing the sun setting behind the distant mountains behind the Alpine village of Minakami, a hot spring and ski resort. The Tone River, seen in the foreground, reflects the last of the sunset's glow.

Source: website of Japan-guide.com www.japan-guide.com/e/e7460.html
inakami (水上) is a mountainous hot spring resort town within easy reach of Tokyo in northern Gunma Prefecture. In the shadow of nearby Mount Tanigawa, Minakami, together with Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Shima, make up the four best known hot spring towns of Gunma. Perhaps its most famous baths are found at Takaragawa Onsen, a mixed hot spring with some of the largest outdoor baths in Japan.

Minakami and Tone River

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1179
 Title Remaining Light at Jōshū, Minakami
残燈 上州水上 Zantō, jōshū Minakami
 Kasamatsu Shirō (1898–1991)
Shirō 紫浪 lower left of image
Shiro Kasamatsu in English script printer in bottom margin on right
 Seal  red Shirō 紫浪 seal (see above)
 Date originally published 1958
 Edition later edition, possibly 21st century (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]

suri Saji 摺 佐治
seal reading: hori Ōkura 彫 大くら
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format ōban tate-e
 H x W Paper 16 x 10 7/8 in. (40.6 x 27.6 cm)
 H x W Image 14 3/8 x 9 9/16 in. (36.5 x 24.3 cm) 
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature Catalogue Raisonné: U-95 as listed in Shiro Kasamatsu - The Complete Woodblock Prints, Dr. Andreas Gund, self-published by the author, 2001
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