Kyoto Ryoan-ji Sekitei (Zen Garden at Ryoanji, Kyoto)

Kazuyuki Ohtsu


Wonderful woodblock print, "Kyoto Ryoan-ji Sekitei" (Zen Garden at Ryoan-ji, Kyoto) is by Kazuyuki Ohtsu. Sheet number 49/88, titled, signed, and dated 2016 in bottom margin in pencil by the artist. Limited edition size of only 88 sheets. You will see wonderful woodgrains in this print.  Strong texture on thick fine Japanese washi paper. Very neat atmosphere. This truly beautiful handmade print brings tranquility and relaxation into any room. If you love "Zen garden", this print would be perfect print for you. Please hear wonderful Japan. Ryoan-ji (Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. The Ryoan-ji garden is considered one of the finest surviving examples of dry landscape, a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles (small, carefully selected polished river rocks) raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation. The temple and its gardens are listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple is one of my favorite temples in Kyoto.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 3/4 inches by 23 and 1/2 inches (45 x 60 cm)
Image size: 15 and 3/4 inches by 20 and 3/4 inches (40 x 52.5 cm)
Sheet number: 49/88 
Date: 2016 
Signed: Signed "Kazuyuki Ohtsu" in pencil by the artist on the bottom.
Condition: Pristine condition. A few faintest ink spots on the margin.