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Kan Kawada Print - Ryoan-ji Stone Garden
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This is a wonderfully visual, original Japanese print by Kan Kawada (1924-1999). It looks like a woodblock print when first viewed, but is actually a stencil, the medium for which the artist was best known. It it a peaceful scene depicting a traditional Japanese rock garden. It is signed in pencil by Kan Kawada, dated 1982, numbered 52/200, and titled in Japanese: Stone Garden Ryoan-ji, followed by (B). Ryoan-ji, also seen as Ryuan-ji - The Temple of the Dragon at Peace - is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. The site of the temple where this garden is housed was an estate of the Fujiwara family and dates to the 11th Century. The garden has existed here since the 15th or 16th Century - there is some debate about the actual dating and who was responsible for the gardens creation).

What is most unusual about this print is the size; the image measures approximately 3 inches by 26 1/2 inches. The print is in excellent condition and has never been framed. For safe storage, we had the print matted using archival material, mounting corners (to prevent exposure to tape) and protected with shrink wrap. The mat size is 36 x 13 inches, the mat opening is 5 x 28 1/2 inches, and the print size, measured before matting, was 8 x 31 inches ...... $950.00