Katsuyuki Nishijima – A House in Shen Gang


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Nishijima, Katsuyuki


(A) Very Fine Condition






Sosaku hanga


Self published


Dai Oban (13.75"x18.25")



A large, cheery, and pencil signed and numbered woodblock by Katsuyuki Nishijima, this is “A House in Shen Gang” numbered edition 186/500.

The Woodblock Print

This dai oban woodblock measures 13.5″ by 18″ and is in very good condition. There are creases to the paper, but these are confined to the margins and might have been due to the printing process. The colors are rich and bright, with good bleed through and a clean verso. No discolorations.

About the Artist

Katsuyuki Nishijima was born in 1945 in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He began studying woodblock printing with Mikumo publishing house in Kyoto at the age of 19. Early in his career he experimented with stencil dyeing and various forms of printing before focusing on woodblock printmaking in the Sosaku Hanga or “creative print” style.

Katsuyuki Nishijima’s work is popular and accessible, portraying a romantic, traditional vision of Japan: old buildings with umbrellas, rain, snow and wind, and even a contemporary take on the series “Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido” by Hiroshige. His mastery of intriguing angles and the intricate play of light and color in his work distinguish Nishijima among Japanese contemporary woodblock print artists.