Teruhide Kato Woodblock Kinkaku-Ji of Moonlight
Kinkaku-Ji of Moonlight is a striking depiction by Kato of Moonlight At the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Also known as Kinkaku-ji Gersumei the famous temple of the golden pavilion bathed in moonlight. Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto which is also a popular tourist attraction.
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 or used. Hand printed on washi, traditional Japanese paper, with ink bleed through to the reverse. The red stamp of the Artist is on the lower right of the print. Originally published by Unsodo in 1989 this is a later print from the original woodblocks.
Approximate Dimensions of Print Height 42 cm Width 20 cm
Approximate Dimensions of Sheet Height 44 cm Width 22.3 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.