Urizun (Spring at Okinawa)

Katsuyuki Nishijima

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Absolutely stunning woodblock print,  "Urizunn" (Spring at Okinawa) is by Katsuyuki Nishijima.  Extremely large size print. Beautiful blue sky and typical Okinawa house are 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. Fabulous contrast.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 24 and 3/8 inches wide and 18 and 3/8 inches tall (62 x 47 cm)
Image size: 21 and 1/2 inches wide and 15 and 1/2 inches tall (54.5 x 39.5 cm)
Sheet number: 10/100
Date: Printed 2005 
Signed: Hand- Signed "K. Nishijima"on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition, minor paper crease and faint ink spots on the margin which will be easily matted out.