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Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto

by Funasaka Yoshisuke, 1984

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

IHL Cat. #985

About This Print

Funasaka has silkscreened a monotone photograph as the background of this print to simulate a moonlight view of the Mt. Fuji-shaped Kogetsudai ("Moon-viewing platform") at Kyoto's Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion.)  Superimposed on this photograph are seven of his unique brightly colored vertical forms, along with splotches of black ink.  Perhaps his vibrant forms are just visitors to the temple? While the temple dates to the late 1400s, the Zen-inspired moon-viewing platform, made from sand, was added in the 1600s. On moonlit nights the Kogetsudai illuminates the Silver Pavilion.

The artist also created a diptych of this same view of Kogetsudai.  Please see IHL Cat. #987 and 1049 for details on this diptych.


verso of print

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #985
 Title or Description Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto
 Funasaka Yoshisuke (b. 1939)
 Y. Funasaka in pencil
 Seal none
 Publication Date 1984
 Edition 43 of 50
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer unknown, but possibly self-printed or printed by A. Sakayori who Funasaka started working with during the early 1970s
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga; contemporary
 Miscellaneous "Y Funasaka" watermark is visible along left margin when print is held up to light.
 H x W Paper 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (45.1 x 60.3 cm) 
 H x W Image
 15 x 20 3/4 in. (38.1 x 52.7 cm)
 Collections This Print 
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