Tsuboya (Tsuboya in Okinawa)

Katsuyuki Nishijima


Fine black and white woodblock print "Tsuboya" (Tsuboya in Okinawa) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima. This print is one of Nishijima's new series with only black & white. Printed on cream color paper. His masterful woodblock printing skills reflect a nostalgic view of Japan. Typical Okinawa house is a very exotic mood. The focal point is the "Shisa" (Lion dog) on the roof. Many people in Okinawa put Shisa on their rooftops. Shisa are wards believed to protect from various devils. 

Technique: Woodblock 
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches wide and 10 and 1/8 inches tall (33.2 x 25.5cm)
Image size: 10 and 3/4 inches wide and 7 and 7/8 inches tall (27 x 19.7cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First printed 2018 
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, never framed.