Yoshida, Toshi (1911 - 1995), "The Silver Pavilion - Kyoto "
|Title||The Silver Pavilion - Kyoto|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Reference No||Yoshida Hanga Collection: #015112; pg. 5|
|Size||16 x 10 -1/2 "|
|Condition||Mint, with superb colors.|
Notes: Pencil signed by the artist. Properly stored in a folio and never displayed or handled.
Ginkaku-ji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It was originally built to serve as a place of rest and solitude for the Shogun. During his reign as Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa inspired a new outpouring of traditional culture, which came to be known as Higashiyama Bunka (the Culture of the Eastern Mountain). Having retired to the villa, it is said Yoshimasa sat in the pavilion, contemplating the calm and beauty of the gardens. The Japanese garden was supposedly designed by the great landscape artist Sōami. The sand garden of Ginkaku-ji has become particularly well known; and the carefully formed pile of sand which is said to symbolize Mount Fuji is an essential element in the garden.
Provenance: From a private collection. For the past 30 years the prints were properly stored away; never being framed or displayed. The majority of the collection showcases rarely seen MINT colors; several far exceeding numerous examples seen in prior collections.