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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Unsodo Unsodo Unsodo Unsodo Unsodo Unsodo
Date of this item: 1953 1953 1953 1953 1953
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Artist: Asano, Takeji, 1900-2002

Title: Snow in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto

Date: 1953

Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Image Size: 14 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches

Notes: Published by Unsodo
No condition problems to note
Friday, 4 May 2007



14 1/4" x 20 1/4" including frame. Print measures 10 3/4" x 16".

Fine Takeji Asano (1900-1999) original first edition Japanese woodblock print entitled "SNOW IN KAMIGAMO SHRINE, KYOTO." It depicts a scene of a large temple after a recent heavy snow with two people making their way up to the shrine. Striking composition and perspective with a quiet and reverent mood.

This first printing was executed by Unsodo and is dated 1953 and watermarked with the Unsodo seal (see photos). Original frame, mat, and non-glare glass from the 50's by The Artist's Frame Shop in Binghamton, N.Y..

MINT CONDITION: The print is free of stains, tears, foxing, damage, or restoration. Bright colors and strong contrast with no fading. Mounting tape was used on the back top margin to secure the print to the back mat. The frame has some very minor wear to the paint.
Title Snow at Kamigamo Shrine
Artist Takeji Asano 1900-1999
Signature Takeji ga
Period Shin hanga
Publisher Unsodo
Impression excellent ... (Later Edition), "gei" water marked on the lower left margin
Colors excellent
Condition excellent
Rating 1 = excellent
Description Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto after a big snow.
Note carver Okura , printer Niimi (or Shinmi)
Width 10.8 inches = 27.5 cm
Height 15.9 inches = 40.5 cm

Asano, Takeji- The Snowy Shrine- 2.jpg is:

Snow in Kamigamo Shirine, Kyoto by Takeji Asano. Genuine woodblock print. Fine condition. Oban size measures 16.0 x 11.0 inches. Nice ink bleed through on soft washi. One of Takeji's best snow scenes. Left margin has Japanese title "Kamigamo Jinja Yuki", Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, and Okura Carver's seal. Gei watermark in corner. Takeji Ga in lower right image.

Asano, Takeji- The Snowy Shrine- 1.jpg is:

Takeji ASANO (1900-??)

"Snow at Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto"

Print size is 16.0" x 10.75"

Early Edition

Condition is very good. No tears, folds or creases. This print is perfect in every way. Strong image bleedthrough to verso

The Snowy Shrine

Artist: Asano Takeji
Format: Oban tate-e: 15.75" x 10.75"

Subject: A snow scene with two visitors arriving at The Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto. A delightful snow scene.

Publisher: Unsodo

Date: c. 1950's

Condition: Fine colors. Full size. Some printer's creases in margin at base. Generally fine state of preservation.

Impression: Fine impression with gauffrage.

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