Kaze no omoi (Thoughts of the Wind)

Kiyoshi Nakajima


This amazing Bijin-ga print "Kaze no omoi" (Thoughts of the Wind) is by Kiyoshi Nakajima (b.1943).  From a very small series of Bijin-ga prints. Publisher name "Kyoto Hanga in", carver name "Shigeo Kijima", printer name "Tomoo Ito" in Japanese on the lower left margin. The title "Kaze no omoi" (Thoughts of the Wind) in Japanese on the upper right margin. Artist name and red seal on the lower left of the image. Nakajima is very famous for his melancholy young woman usually seen outdoors in the wind. Please see very highly detailed carving, especially her individual hairlines. Splendid rendering of Japanese Bigin-ga from the heart. This print brings a very soft atmosphere.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 19 and 1/4 inches by 14 and 1/2 inches (49 x 37 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/4 inches by 12 and 1/2 inches (43.7 x 31.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: ca 1980
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist on the bottom margin.
Condition: Outstanding condition.