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A Great HUGE Orig Japanese Woodblock Print PENCIL Sign Limit# Nishijima Isao (西島伊三雄) Hakata Autumn Hojoya Release Festival

$ 299.00

This is a HUGE very beautiful, rare and original LIMITED NUMBER (123/180) Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print “Hakata Autumn Hojoya Release Festival“  PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock master Nishijima Isao, (1923-2001) made in 1980s IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  This is an ORIGINAL woodblock print about 40 years old.  This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of gorgeous, different-styled Japanese woodblock print collections in my family, which we are gradually selling.  To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for  Wearing Kimono, all Fukuoka locals must have been to the Hojoya Festival (Release Festival), one of three major festivals, at least once.  This autumn festival at the Hakozaki shrine in the Higashi ward is held every year from the 12th to 18th of September. The approach of the shrine stretching along 1 kilometer is packed with approximately 500 vendors and a steady stream of visitors. Hojoya is originally a shrine ritual to pay respect to everything alive and prohibit killing (release festival). Many people also visit the shrine on this occasion to give thanks to the rich harvest of autumn and pray for traffic safety and business success. The information of Hojoya party is at  and  Nishijima Isao woodblock prints have been very hard to find in the world.  The print size is 21 x 15 1/2 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin Hanga woodblock prints.  The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers.  All four borders are intact.  The artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE “Nishijima”, title of the print “Release Festival “ and the Limited Number “123/180” written in PENCIL are in the bottom border. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers.   This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry Washi paper.  This original woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  It is hard to find a LIMITED-NUMBER (123/180) original Japanese woodblock print of such a beautiful and rare scene PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa woodblock print master Nishijima Isao in the public nowadays.  This woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting.  Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check and personal check are accepted.  Personal checks will take about ten days to clear.  Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax.  Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking.  International shipping charges are US$25 through airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing.  We do combined shipping.  If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged.  THIS IS A HUGE LIMITED-NUMBER (123/180) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER NISHIJIMA ISAO MADE IN 1980S.  IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.

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