Matsuzaka no yanami (Scenery of Roofs of Matsuzaka)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


This stunning roof print "Matsuzaka no yanami" (Scenery of Roofs of Matsuzaka) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima. Printed in 2013. Absolutely outstanding fine details and beautiful lines show characteristic of Nishijima very well. The very neat atmosphere. His beautiful scenery of roof is always outstanding!
Once Nishijima said to me "When I am carving details of roofs, my mind is very calm" Now I see, that is why his roof print is so neat and beautiful.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/4 inches wide and 12 and 1/2 inches tall
Image size: 14 and 7/8 inches wide and 10 and 1/4 inches tall
Sheet number: 4/500
Date: Printed 2013
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed.


Matsusaka is a city located in Mie Prefecture which lies at the center of the Japanese archipelago, adjacent to Kyoto and Nara Prefectures. The city east part faces the sea and its ravine ground stretches to the west, where people can enjoy the rich natural beauty of the place throughout the four seasons. The city is famous for the world brand "Matsusaka beef", which was produced from meticulous caring of Matsusaka cows, and its popular "Matsusaka cotton", a high-quality fabricated cotton with "stylish" Indigo-striped design which is likely perfect for souvenirs, and a stroll down to its historical street gives a nostalgic experience and a fascinating glimpse of its ancient past.




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