I won’t bore you with the snowy photos I took yesterday, since they look just like my shots from last week. Instead, I’ll share woodcuts by one of my favorite artists, Katsuyuki Nishijima, who was born in 1945 and is now based in Kyoto. He is a master of Ukiyoe, or the Japanese woodblock print.
Nishijima is well-known for his nostalgic depictions of small town life, often including shops, restaurants, and farmhouses. His prints never include people, or cars. Above are some of his snowy images. Below are sunnier Nishijima prints:
My personal favorites from Nishijima’s body of work are his rainy landscapes: