Rakuhoku no Sato (Village north of Kyoto)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


Often called "praying hands", gassho-zukuri is the tradition Japanese farmhouse of roughhewn dark wooden beams fitted together without nails. These large houses with steep very thick thatched roofs were designed to withstand snowy winters.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/4 inches and 12 and 1/2 inches (43.7 x 31.5cm)
Image size: 14 and 78 inches and 10 inches (37.5 x 25.5cm)
Sheet number: 382/500
Date: printed 1989
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima"on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed.