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Ashikaga Yoshimitsu Admiring the Golden Pavilion (1879)

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

    Framing Options:

    • Unframed
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    Ready-to-Hang and Made to Last

    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    On the still waters of the pond, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu stands under a tree and marvels at the impressive temple structure.

    This print is from Yoshitoshi’s series “A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan”, a collection of heroic figures from Japan’s past.

    The temple, ‘Kinkaku-ji’, translates to mean “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”, which derives from the pure gold leaf it’s coated in. Originally the building was a villa owned by a powerful statesman, until it was purchased by Yoshimitsu, pictured here. Upon Yoshimitu’s death, his son transformed the building into a zen temple. In this scene, Yoshimitsu returns to admire the work completed by his son.

    Aside from being a beautiful addition, the gold leaf has symbolic meaning. It was intended to purify any pollution or negative thoughts or feelings towards death. When the sunlight hits the golden facade, it creates a wonderful reflection on the surface of the pond that surrounds it.

    Yoshitoshi’s unique style was a feat of hard work and times of struggle. During his life, many of his works were unsuccessful, resulting in extreme poverty and poor health. This series was created at a time when he finally found success and recognition.

  • We're proud to offer a shipping policy that compares favorably with any online retailer.

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    Fine Art Prints (Unframed); Canvas Wraps
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    🇳🇿 | New Zealand Canvas Wraps and Framed Prints $20-35
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    Premium Giclée Prints (unframed) only.
    🌏 | Worldwide Framed Prints $50

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.

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