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- Shinsen-en (Shinsen-en in Spring, Kyoto) -

Masao Ido


The breathtaking woodblock print 'Shinsen-en’ (Shinsen-en in Spring, Kyoto) from the '100 Scenes of Kyoto' series captures the serene beauty of Kyoto in spring with its fresh colors and lovely contrast. Shinsen-en is a Japanese Buddhist temple located south of Nijō Castle. In the garden, you'll find a vermilion bridge named 'Hosei Bridge.' Legend has it that if you cross this bridge with just one wish in mind and visit Zenjo Ryuo Shrine, your wish will come true. This spot is highly popular for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto. The publisher's name, 'Kan-ei-do,' accompanied by a red publisher's seal, along with the carver's name, 'Tomoaki Nishimura,' and the printer's name, 'Junichi Sasaki,' are featured on the left margin.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 14 and 1/4  x 10 and 1/2 inches (36 x 26.5 cm)
Image size: 11 and 3/4 x 7 and 5/8 inches (30 x 19.3 cm) 
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: "Masao-ga" and the artist's red seal in the lower left part of the image. 
Condition: Very good condition, with slight scuffs and tape residue on the top margin corners due to being mounted with tape onto the original folder. It will be matted out.


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