Hira Soshun (Early Spring at Hira)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


Stunning woodblock print "Hira Soshun" (Early Spring at Hira) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima. Printed in 2000. This print has a very fresh impression. Hira Mountains are a mountainous region to the west of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The highest peak is Mount Bunagatake with an elevation of 1,214.4 meters. Surrounded by chains of mountains, including the Suzuka Range, Mount Hiei, and the Hira Mountains, Lake Biwako is a font of rich nature that has inspired many beautiful poems over the ages. Hira mountains have a truly beautiful and dramatic mountainscape. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/4 inches and 12 and 1/2 inches (43.5 x 31.5cm)
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches and 10 inches (38 x 25.5cm)
Sheet number: 199/500
Date: printed in 2000
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed. Faint ink smudge on the bottom margin (edge) which will be easily matted out.  


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