Fushimi no Funayado (Ship inn at Fushimi)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


Very rare woodblock print "Fushimi no Funayado" (Ship inn at Fushimi) is Katsuyuki Nishijima. This was a ship inn "Teradaya" for the transfer of the ship of Yodogawa river of Osaka and Kyoto in those days. By the late Tokugawa period. it is known as a usual lodging of Ryoma Sakamoto. "Teradaya" stays as a hotel still now. Paper lantern says "Teradaya", a wooden sign says "Hatago" (An inn with meals). This is a very early work. Nishijima started offering prints in 1972, this is the 29th subject he produced. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 18 and 1/4 inches wide and 13 and 3/8 inches tall (46 x 34 cm)
Image size: 15 and 3/4 inches wide and 11 inches tall (40 x 28 cm)
Sheet number: 451/500
Date: Printed 1973 
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Good condition. Minor paper crease, paper waving, a few tiny ink smudges, and very light foxing on the margin. Please see the pictures.