Miki Suizan, "Snow at Kinkaku-ji, Golden Pavilion"
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Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion, is one of Kyoto’s most revered Zen buddhist sites. The original structure, built in the 14th century, was rebuilt in the 1950s following a fire. Here we see the Golden Pavilion and the surrounding gardens draped in snow, and visitors enjoying the serenity of freshly fallen snow. Note the subtle reflection of the Pavilion in the pond. One of eight landscapes by Suizan as part of his series, “New Selection of Noted Places in Kyoto.”
Series: New Selection of Noted Places in Kyoto (First Series)
Size: Oban (slightly larger at approx. 10.5” x 15.5“)
Publisher: Sato Shotaro (seal on verso; first-state)
Frame Shown Modern Metal, Walnut
Miki Suizan (1887-1957) was an accomplished painter of bijin-ga (beautiful women). He created only fourteen woodblock prints in his lifetime as part of a two-part series, “New Selection of Noted Places in Kyoto.” The first series consisted of landscapes, while the second were bijin-ga portraits.