Kasamatsu Shiro – The Last Shin-hanga Print Artist

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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Shiro Kasamatsu (1898–1991) was an artist active in the Taisho and Showa eras. He studied under Kiyokata Kaburaki and produced “shin-hanga” woodblock prints for the Ukiyo-e merchant and publisher Shozaburo Watanabe. In the wartime era he created many light-colored works depicting modern Tokyo and scenes from hot spring towns. After the war, he parted ways with Watanabe and produced work for the firm Unsodo. He continued to make these works in the post-war era, earning him the title “The last shin-hanga artist.” Shin-hanga are a type of woodblock print popular in in the Taisho and Showa eras that involve cooperation by artists, carvers, and printers. Made by artists working in various genres, shin-hanga represented a new era in printmaking. This exhibition features a total of 130 of Kasamatsu’s works in two parts.

[1st Term] February 2nd-25th 
[2nd Term] March 2nd-25th
※Works change between two terms



from February 02, 2021 to March 28, 2021
Closed from February 26 to March 1. Exhibition Hours 10:30-17:00.


Shiro Kasamatsu


Adults ¥1000, University and High School Students ¥700, Junior High School Students and Under free.

Venue Hours

From 10:30 To 17:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone: 03-3403-0880 Fax: 03-3470-5994

1 minute walk from exit 5 at Meijijingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines, 3 minute walk from the Omotesando exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line.

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