Ikomaya ( Ikomaya in snow)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


Very romantic snow print "Ikomaya" (Ikomaya in Snow) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima. This scene is a street in front of Ikomaya (famous old Japanese-style hotel (inn), but it is a tea room now)  in Tsumago, Nagano prefecture. The large sign says "Ikomaya" and little sign says "Tsumago yado" (Japanese-style inn at Tsumago). The little sign on the left side says "Oyado"(hotel). This beautiful snow print brings very peaceful atmosphere. Lovely contrast. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/4 inches wide and 12 and 1/2 inches tall (43.5 x 31.5 cm)
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches wide and 10 and 1/8 inches tall (38 x 25.5 cm)
Sheet number: 405/500
Date: Printed 1997
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition.