Teruhide Kato Woodblock Kinkaku-ji
A Teruhide Kato Woodblock titled Kinkaku-ji. Also known as the temple of the golden pavilion in Kyoto. Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto which is also a popular tourist attraction. Kato’s depiction shows the temple in the moonlight.
Kinkaku-ji was originally built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1937. After his death, it became a temple for Zen Buddhists and re-named as Rokuon-ji.
In excellent condition, never framed, hand printed on washi, traditional Japanese paper, with ink bleed through to the reverse. Pencil signed by the Artist on the lower right. Originally published by Unsodo in 1989.
Approximate Dimensions of Print Height 42 cm Width 20 cm
Approximate Dimensions of Sheet Height 44 cm Width 22.7 cm
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ARTIST: TERUHIDE KATO
Born in 1936 Kato studied at Kyoto Art College and enjoyed a successful career as a Kimono Designer in the 1960s and 1970s.
At the age of 50 Kato fulfilled his long held dram of becoming a traditional woodblock artist. He gained fame for his contemporary woodblock shin-hanga prints of his native town Kyoto.
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