Hiraizumi, Motsuji Teien (Motsuji Temple Garden at Sunset)

Kazuyuki Ohtsu


Amazing woodblock print "Hiraizumi, Motsuji Teien" (Motsuji Temple Garden at Sunset) Absolutely fabulous colors. Strong texture on thick Japanese washi paper. Truly dramatic sunset scene with stunning contrast and colors. This print warms your heart.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 23 and 7/8 inches by 17 and 3/4 inches
Image size: 21 and 1/8 inches by 15 inches
Sheet number: 4/100
Date: 2014
Signed: Signed "Kazuyuki Ohtsu" in pencil by the artist on the bottom.
Condition: Pristine condition

Motsuji's Temple Garden

The center and centerpiece of Motsuji's temple garden is the seasonal beauty of Oizumi ga Ike. This pond measures 180m east-west by 90 north-south, and is unchanged since the garden was created in the twelfth century. An arc-shaped island roughly 70m by 30m dominates the middle of the lake. Naturally round stones cover both it and the perimeter of the pond