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11.1"x9.7" + margins
Fifteen Views of Kyoto
Fuji Arts 755726, artelino 72720
This print “Daigo Sanpo-in” shows the spacious Japanese garden at Daigo Sanpo-in monastery on a rainy autumn day. The trees are covered with colorful yellow and orange autumn foliage. At bottom center, stepping stones lead to an earthen bridge over the water, with a waterfall flowing into the river among the rocks at upper right. The rain falls straight down, the color of the drops changing from black to white depending on the background color. Daigo-ji Sanpo-in Temple was founded as a sub-temple in 1115, but received a total revamp in 1598 under the orders of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the feudal leader who unified Japan. It is a fine example of the amazing opulence of that period. The garden is filled with about 800 beautifully arranged stones.
This print has excellent color and detail. Slight paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. A few creases at edges. Printer smudges in the margin.