KATSUYUKI NISHIJIMA was born 1945 in Yamaguchi Prefecture. At the age of 19 he began studying woodblock printing with Mikumo publishing house in Kyoto. From 1969-1972 he also experimented with stencil dyeing and various forms of printing before focusing on woodblock printing. His work portrays the romantic, more traditional side of Japan: old buildings with umbrellas, rain, snow and wind. His mastery of intriguing angles and the intricate play of light and color in his work distinguish him as one of Japan’s most popular contemporary woodblock print artists. He has exhibited throughout Japan as well as Europe and the United States.