Shigure (Autumn Shower)

Katsuyuki Nishijima

1921

This scene is a street in front of Kyohori-ya (Famous wood carving doll shop) in Gion, Kyoto. Nishijima's umbrella prints are very attractive and most popular. Bold colors and strong ink bleed through. Beautiful contrast. Noren cloth says store name "Kyohori-ya" and "Wood carving doll"

Technique Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/8 inches wide and 13 and 1/8 inches tall (25.5 x 33.2 cm)
Image size: 7 and 7/8 inches wide and 10 and 3/4 inches tall (19.7 x 27cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First printed 1995 
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed. A faint ink smudge into the right margin which will be easily matted out.