Original Isao Nishijima (1923 – 2001) Japanese Woodblock Print
Autumn in Hakata Hojoya Festival
Fuji Arts Contemporary Summer Exhibition
- We’re excited to introduce a recently acquired collection of contemporary prints purchased in Japan. We’ll post this collection over the next month as a single exhibition of contemporary designs. We’re looking forward to sharing these beautiful prints all selected with an eye to the modern Japanese aesthetic. Have a look at the group and click on the Contemporary Japanese design link to see the entire collection.
Autumn in Hakata Hojoya Festival - A beautiful contemporary woodblock dating to the late 20th century by Isao Nishijima illustrating the Hojoya Festival held at the beginning of September in Hakata. The scene is from the Hakozaki Shrine and is a classic evening shrine and festival scene with a multitude of festivalgoers gathered in front of the entrance. The atmosphere is festive and the scene charming with many visitors dressed traditionally and bustling activity around the various stalls in front of the temple.
This is a large format, limited edition woodblock limited to 180 prints. Titled, signed in pencil with red artist’s seal, and numbered in pencil 10/180. A classic 20th century Japanese design and a rare woodblock print due to the small edition size.
Artist - Isao Nishijima (1923 – 2001)
Image Size - 13" x 18 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Excellent condition. Please see photos for details.