Daikan (The Coldest Day)

Katsuyuki Nishijima

1978

"Daikan" (The Coldest Day) by Katsuyuki Nishijima. "Daikan" is the two-week period (beginning about January 20) traditionally considered the coldest of the year.  This snow scene is one street at Saga in Kyoto. This shop is a very famous shop with tea room "Hiranoya".

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches wide and 10 and 1/8 inches tall (33.2 x 25.5cm)
Image size: 10 and 3/4 inches wide and 7 and 7/8 inches tall (27 x 19.7cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First printed 1978
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed. Faintest ink spot on the margin which will be easily matted out.