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Kyoto Omuro no Sakura
Ohmi Gallery 12011; artelino 72044
The delicately drawn pink cherry petals in the foreground contrast with the large dark pagoda in the distance. Ninnaji temple is the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. Located in western Kyoto, it was founded in 888 AD by the retired Emperor Uda. It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its five-storied pagoda is a National Treasure of Japan and hundreds of cherry trees are planted around it. The temple compound is especially famous for its historic interest and its scenic beauty.
Slightly creased. The left top corner is rounded. The right margin corner has the kendo cut used by the printer for color block alignment. It is NOT a defect. Some printer smudges in the margin.