- Tsumago, Kiso Kaido (Tsumago, Kiso Highway) -

Katsuyuki Nishijima


This is the twenty-seventh subject he produced 69 scenes Kiso Highway series. Peaceful snow scene with wonderful composition and contrast. Hand signed in pencil, hand numbered 349/500 by the artist. Titled on the bottom margin and subtitle on the lower right of the image. With artist official red "shima" seal. During the Edo period, "Tsumago" was the forty-second of the sixty-nine post towns, which connected Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto. Prior to becoming part of the Nakasendō, it was the tenth of eleven stations along the Kisoji, a minor trade route running through the Kiso Valley.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 20 and 3/4 inches wide and 14 and 7/8 inches tall (52.7 x 37.5 cm)
Image size: 18 and 3/8 inches wide and 12 and 1/2 inches tall (46.5 x 31.5 cm)
Sheet number: 349/500
Date: Printed 1982
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima" on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, A few minor spots/toning on the margin (edge of the paper) and paper is slightly wavy. However, they will be easily matted out.




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