NISHIJIMA, KATSUYUKI

KATSUYUKI NISHIJIMA was born in 1945 in Yamaguchi Province of Japan. From 1964 to 1968 he studied the art of Woodblock Prints in the studio of the Mikumo publishing house in Kyoto as well as exhibiting his work with the Kyoto independent artists and in solo displays. From 1972 he focused his immense talents on limited edition woodblocks using traditional old buildings as his main subject matter.

Katsuyuki Nishijima is now based Kyoto and his woodblocks come in a number of formats, the larger sizes are almost always limited editions of 500, all hand signed, titled and numbered but normally never dated. His smaller sized woodblocks are hand signed and titled and open editions, again not dated.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO SEE A SELECTION OF LARGE and VERY LARGE SIZE HAND SIGNED FIRST LIMITED EDITIONS

First edition Japanese woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima

These First Edition scenes are all Hand Signed and Titled in Pencil by the artist in the bottom margin. They each measure 33cm x 25.3cm (13 inches x 10 inches) and the carved woodblocks which were used to print them have been worn out for a number of years so these scenes are no longer available for purchase direct from the artist. Most are now almost impossible to find in Japan and if any can be found they must be purchased from woodblock print dealers who have had them archived for many years so the prices of individual scenes varies depending of the vendor.

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3991 ASAHI – THE MORNING SUN

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3991 ASAHI - THE MORNING SUN
The scene is Takeojima Island in Imazu. This was Nishijima’s most famous scene and it is almost impossible to find now.
PRICE: Export Aust$350
Aust$385 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3813 YUKIMOYO – IT LOOKS LIKE SNOW

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3813 YUKIMOYO - IT LOOKS LIKE SNOW
The scene is in Shinbashi, Tokyo.
PRICE: Export Aust$320
Australia $352 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3819 AMEAGARI – JUST AFTER RAIN

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3819 AMEAGARI - JUST AFTER RAIN
The scene is an eating house in Kyoto
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4907 NAITSU – SUMMER

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4907 NAITSU - SUMMER
The scene is a summer scene of an historic eating house in Gion
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4910 YUKUHARU – PASSING SPRING

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4910 YUKUHARU - PASSING SPRING
The scene is a the famous pass SANNENZAKA in Higashiyama, Kyoto
PRICE: Export Aust$350
Aust$385 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3925 KEIJITSU – THE DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3925 KEIJITSU - THE DAY
The scene is Shiogon in Kyoto. An example of Nishijima’s humour can be seen if you look at the kimono jacket hanging from the balcony which has the word Shima written on it. This word is the Kanji word for Jima  so in Kanji his name is Nishi-shima. The scene is now almost impossible to find as it was one of his most popular, especially for Japanese buyers.
PRICE: Export Aust$350
Aust$385 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3614 RIKKA – SNOWY DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3614 RIKKA - SNOWY DAY
The scene shows an historic ware house in a Gion Laneway, Kyoto.
PRICE: Export Aust$350
Aust$385 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3618 FUYU – COLDEST SEASON

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3618 FUYU - COLDEST SEASON
The scene is a Gion Cafe devoid of  customers on a snowy winter’s day.
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4617 AKI NO HAJIMARA  – START OF AUTUMN

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4617 AKI NO HAJIMARA - START OF AUTUMN
The scene shows a narrow alleyway in Gion
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3993 TASOGARE – TWILIGHT

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3993 TASOGARE - TWILIGHT
The scene shows a Traditional Country House at dusk.
PRICE: Export Aust$330
Aust$363 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4509 SOYOFUKI – MILD WIND

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4509 SOYOFUKI - MILD WIND
The scene shows an eating house in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$330
Aust$363 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4503 ASHIOTO – SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4503 ASHIOTO - SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS
The scene shows a Gion alley in summer.
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3655 AME GA OCHITE IMASU – A SHOWER OF RAIN

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3655 AME GA OCHITE IMASU - A SHOWER OF RAIN
The scene shows a Rain falling on a tradition restaurant in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$350
Aust$485 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4512 KEIJITSU – CELEBRATE THE DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4512 KEIJITSU - CELEBRATE THE DAY
The scene shows a holiday in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4509 SANPUKU

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4509 SANPUKU
The scene shows this cafe on the slopes surrounding Kyoto.
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3172 AME GA TEISHI SHIMASHITA – A BREAK FROM RAIN

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3172 AME GA TEISHI SHIMASHITA - A BREAK FROM RAIN
The scene shows a sunny day in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$330
Aust$363 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3015 YOI-HI – FINE DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3015 YOI-HI - FINE DAY
The scene shows a sunny day in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$300
Aust$330 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3961 MAIRUDO BURIZU – MILD BREEZE

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3961 MAIRUDO BURIZU - MILD BREEZE
The scene shows a restaurant in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$320
Aust$352 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3918 HANABE – RESTAURANT IN KYOTO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3918 HANABE - RESTAURANT IN KYOTO
The scene shows evening coming in Kyoto.
PRICE: Export Aust$370
Aust$407 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3677 SHIZUKANA TSUITACHI – QUIET DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3677 SHIZUKANA TSUITACHI - QUIET DAY
The scene shows a shop in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$320
Aust$352 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3678 YUKINOFURU-BI – SNOWY DAY

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3678 YUKINOFURU-BI - SNOWY DAY
The scene shows snow falling in Gion.
PRICE: Export Aust$320
Aust$352 including GST

First limited edition woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima

Only 500 of each of these First Limited Edition scenes were ever printed and they are all Hand Signed, Titled and Numbered in Pencil by the artist and show his Red Seal in the bottom right corner of the scene. They each measure 43cm x 31.5cm (17 inches x 12.4 inches) and these scenes are no longer available for purchase direct from the artist. Most are now almost impossible to find in Japan and if any can be found they must be purchased from woodblock print dealers who have had them archived for many years so the prices are very high and continue to rise. All of our examples have been in safe storage for a number of years.

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3964 KINOMOTO NO MACHIYA

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3964 KINOMOTO NO MACHIYA
Print Number 38 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows an Historic Store House in Machiya.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Aust$750
Aust$825 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4524 HARU NE WA TOCHIGI

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4524 HARU NE WA TOCHIGI
Print Number 146 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows a scene of Tochigi in Spring
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$700
Aust$770 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4521 HARU NE WA OKU-UDA, NARA

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4521 HARU NE WA OKU-UDA, NARA
Print Number 21 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows a scene of a Village in Oku-Uda, Nara.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Aust$650
Aust$715 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3685 TORASU NE TSUTAYA

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3685 TORASU NE TSUTAYA
Print Number 107 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows a scene of a red Tori near a cafe/shop.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$650
Aust$715 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3686 SNOW FALLS ON A GION RESTAURANT

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3686 SNOW FALLS ON A GION RESTAURANT
Print LOW Number 2 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows a scene of a restaurant in Gion with the snow falling.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$700
Aust$770 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4522 SLOPE IN ONOMOCHI – ON THE SHORE OF THE SETO INLAND SEA
SOLD THANK YOU – I MAY BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER
OF THIS SCENE DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST.
CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P4522 SLOPE IN ONOMOCHI - ON THE SHORE OF THE SETO INLAND SEA
Print Number 324 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows a beautiful scene in the historic town of Onomochi with the Seto Sea in the background.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$750
Aust$825 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3692 ISEKI which means REMAINS (of the Rain)

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3692 ISEKI - REMAINS (of the Rain)
Print Number 90 of 500 Limited Edition.
Shows one of Nishijima’s iconic umbrella scenes in Gion and title refers to the three umbrellas which remain in the front of a cafe in case the rain returns.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 17 inches x 12.4 inches (43.5cm x 31.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$750
Aust$825 including GST

Large first limited edition Japanese woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima

Most of these scenes are now almost impossible to find in Japan and if any can be found they must be purchased from woodblock print dealers who have had them archived for many years so the prices continue to rise. All of our examples have been in safe storage for a number of years.

THE FOLLOWING WOODBLOCK PRINTS ARE OF LARGE SIZE, ALL FIRST LIMITED EDITIONS and from a SERIES ON THE KISOKAIDO TRAIL which was Created by the artist in 1979. All are hand signed, hand titled and hand numbered by the artist in pencil in the bottom margin and each scene displays his Red Shima Seal.
EACH SCENE MEASURES 53cm x 38cm (20.9 inches x 15 inches)

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2627 ROOF OF SHOGOIN TEMPLE, KYOTO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2627 ROOF OF SHOGOIN TEMPLE, KYOTO
Numbered 499 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3081 IMASU IN SEKIGAHARA, GIFI PROVINCE

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3081 IMASU IN SEKIGAHARA, GIFI PROVINCE
Numbered 500 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$950
Aust$1040 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2688 SNOW ON THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2688 SNOW ON THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE KISOKAIDO
PRICE: Export Aust$800
Aust$880 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2659 DAY OF SNOWING

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P2659 DAY OF SNOWING
Numbered 499 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3082 FARM HOUSE ON THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3082 FARM HOUSE ON THE KISOKAIDO
Numbered 13 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3116 HISTORIC VILLAGE ON THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3116 HISTORIC VILLAGE ON THE KISOKAIDO
Numbered 11 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3117 STORING WOOD ON THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3117 STORING WOOD ON THE KISOKAIDO
Numbered 1 of 500
THE VERY FIRST IN THE SERIES – A VERY RARE FIND
PRICE: Export Aust$900
Aust$990 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3077 NIGHT IN GION

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3077 NIGHT IN GION
Numbered 499 of 500
THE SECOND TO LAST IN THE SERIES – A VERY LUCKY FIND
PRICE: Export Aust$900
Aust$990 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3571 LIGHT BREEZE – SUMMER IN GION

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3571 LIGHT BREEZE - SUMMER IN GION
A VERY RARE ARTIST’S PROOF
PRICE: Export Aust$900
Aust$990 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3340 MORNING LIGHT – A COUNTRY HOUSE ON THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3340 MORNING LIGHT - A COUNTRY HOUSE ON THE KISOKAIDO
Numbered 499 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3597  HARVEST ON THE KISOKAIDO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3597 HARVEST ON THE KISOKAIDO RARE
VERY RARE ARTIST’S PROOF
PRICE: Export Aust$900
Aust$990 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3596 SNOW IN GION

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3596 SNOW IN GION
Numbered Low Number 12 of 500
PRICE: Export Aust$850
Aust$935 including GST

Extra large first limited edition Japanese woodblock prints by Katsuyuki Nishijima

Only 100 of each of these First Limited Edition scenes were ever printed and they are all Hand Signed, Titled and Numbered in Pencil by the artist and show his Red Seal in the bottom right corner of the scene. They each measure 61.5cm x 46.5cm (24.2 inches x 18.2 inches) and these scenes are no longer available for purchase direct from the artist. All are now almost impossible to find in Japan and if any can be found they must be purchased from woodblock print dealers who have had them archived for many years so the prices are very high and continue to rise. All of our examples have been in safe storage for a number of years.

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P1160 SHIODOKI – TO SET SAIL

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P1160 SHIODOKI - TO SET SAIL
Print Number 15 of ONLY 100 Limited Edition.
Created in 1991
Shows a scene on the Port of Tomo in Fukiyama – the Prefecture of Hiroshima.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin. It Also Shows the Artists Red Shima Seal in the Bottom Right Hand Corner.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 24.2 inches x 18 inches (61.5cm x 46.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$1250
Aust$1375 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3078 KYOTO LANE

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3078 KYOTO LANE
Print Number 8 of ONLY 100 Limited Edition.
Dated 1987
Shows a scene of a quite laneway in Kyoto.
Hand Signed, Hand Numbered and Hand Titled By The Artist in Pencil in the Bottom Margin.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 24.2 inches x 18 inches (61.5cm x 46.5cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$1200
Aust$1320 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3079 THE EMPORER’S PALACE IN KYOTO

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3079 THE EMPORER'S PALACE IN KYOTO
Hand Signed and marked as A.P. – An Artist’s Proof, the Very FIRST woodblock print created by the artist of this scene.
Our research suggests it is a VERY EARLY work from the 1970s.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 24.2 inches x 18 inches (62cm x 47cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$1000
Aust$1100 including GST

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3080 HISTORIC OSAKA TOWN HALL

Katsuyuki Nishijima: #P3080 HISTORIC OSAKA TOWN HALL
Hand Signed and marked as A.P. – An Artist’s Proof, the Very FIRST woodblock print created by the artist of this scene.
Our research suggests it is a VERY EARLY work from the 1970s.
As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed
Measures 24.2 inches x 18 inches (62cm x 47cm)
PRICE: Export Aust$950
Aust$1045 including GST

Other Contemporary Artists

We also stock Japanese woodblock prints by the following contemporary artists. Just click on the name to go direct to their individual page.

Also please view our More Contemporary Artists page for prints by: Kimura, Yoshiharu; Maeda, Koichi; Morimura, Rai; Nagai, Kyoshi; Ohtsu, Kazuyuki; Osanai, Toshikage; Tanaka, Yoko.