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Nishijima Katsuyuki (西島 勝之) is a contemporary Japanese artist known for his woodblock prints, which often depict traditional Japanese architecture and landscapes. Born in 1945 in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Nishijima studied at the Kyoto Prefecture Art School and began his career as a painter before transitioning to woodblock printing. His works are celebrated for their detailed and vibrant representation of the Japanese countryside and urban scenes.

Nishijima's prints are recognized for their use of bold colors and intricate details. He employs traditional woodblock printing techniques, which involve carving the image into woodblocks, inking the blocks, and then pressing them onto paper. Each color in the print requires a separate block and precise alignment, or registration, to create the final image.

The print's title is "Bunraku" and is one of Nishijima's works that showcase traditional Japanese buildings and scenes. The print features a detailed depiction of a traditional Japanese storefront with a noren (curtain) hanging at the entrance. The use of earthy tones and the meticulous attention to architectural details reflect Nishijima's dedication to preserving the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture through his art. The print is numbered 145/500 and signed by the artist in pencil. It comes with the beautiful original Japanese wooden frame.

This woodblock print is a fine example of Nishijima's work, capturing the serene beauty and cultural essence of traditional Japan. It showcases his ability to bring architectural elements to life, emphasizing the textures and patterns that are characteristic of old Japanese buildings.

Own a piece of traditional Japan with this exquisite woodblock print titled 'Bunraku' by renowned artist Nishijima Katsuyuki. Crafted with meticulous detail and vibrant colors, this print captures the timeless beauty of a traditional Japanese storefront. Each line and shade in this artwork reflects Nishijima's dedication to preserving Japan's cultural heritage through his masterful woodblock printing technique. This piece is not just a visual delight but a testament to the rich architectural history of Japan. Perfect for art collectors and enthusiasts of Japanese culture, 'Bunraku' brings a touch of serenity and historical charm to any space. Don’t miss the opportunity to add this remarkable artwork to your collection."

Measurements : H.52 x W.67 x D.2 cm - H.20.47 x W.26.38 x D.0.79 inches.

The Art work will be shipped insured overseas in a custom made wooden case. Cost of transport to the US, Euro 245, is wooden case included.  Importing Art into the US is free of import duty.

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