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- Hōsen-in Ryokuin(The Green Shade of Hōsen-in Temple, Kyoto) -

Masao Ido


The amazing woodblock print 'Hōsen-in Ryokuin' (The Green Shade of Hōsen-in Temple, Kyoto) is by Masao Ido (1945–2016). This print is a stunning depiction of the Hōsen-in Temple in Kyoto during the summer season. This large-size print captures the beauty of the temple's zen garden with its vibrant colors that refresh the atmosphere.

Hōsen-in Temple in Ohara, northeast Kyoto, is known for its exquisite gardens, especially famous for the view of a 'framed' garden from the tatami room.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 22 x 12 and 1/4 inches (56 x 31 cm)
Image size: 19 and 3/4 x 9 and 3/4 inches (50 x 25 cm)
Sheet number: 47/200
Date: 2005
Signed: Hand-signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Overall, it is in very good condition. There are minor paper creases and extremely minor spots on the margins that are hardly noticeable and will be matted out. Minor paper unevenness on the top center margin will also be matted out.


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