Koyo Butai (Colored leaves at Kiyomizu Temple)

Teruhide Kato

1971

Fabulous woodblock print "Koyo Butai (Colored leaves at Kiyomizu Temple) is by Teruhide Kato. When we visit Kiyomizu temple in Higashiyama (Kyoto) in autumn, we are blessed to take in the beauty of the temple grounds set against backdrops of brilliant reds. This print shows this gracefully. Published by Unsodo. Teruhide Kato had studied at Kyoto Art College. He was a famous kimono fashion designer. When he was 50 years old, he decided to follow his real passion and became a traditional Kyoto woodblock artist. Success remained with the artist. After a gallery exhibition in New York and a book publication of his works titled "Kyoto Romance", he is as famous as a woodblock artist as he used to be as a kimono designer. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2015.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size:  8 and 7/8 inches by 17 and 3/8 inches (22.5 x 44 cm)
Image size:  7 and 3/4 inches by 16 and 3/8 inches (20 x 41.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A - Open edition
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist gold seal on the lower right corner of the image.  
Condition: Pristine condition. Nice ink bleed through. Typical ink smudge on the right margin.

Colored leaves at Kiyomizu Temple