Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto
Date: 1885 (Meiji 18)
“Picture of the Golden Pavilion in West Kyoto” (Kyoto rakusei Kinkakuji no zu). This rare series is set apart by its unique perspectives and grab-bag of western stylizations. The figures here are elongated, and the reflections on the pond are quite slantedly (and incorrectly) rendered. There was also a layer of imititation “lacquer” painted over the design, applied to give the work a “western” look of an oil painting. Extremely rare.
Publisher: Ikeda Fusajiro, Kyoto
Condition: Excellent impression and color, very good condition. Some creasing and minor ink smudges in margins.
Sealed: Noda Norishichi (Tenshichi)
Inventory Number: YOK013