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Temple of the Golden Pavillion (1834)

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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.

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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

    Figures look out from the pavilion’s shimmering balcony and onto a tranquil water garden. Sky merges with water around the misty morning scene.

    This piece is from Hiroshige’s series "Famous Places in Kyoto”, and depicts one of the most revered sites of the city. The temple, ‘Kinkaku-ji’, translates to mean “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”, which derives from the pure gold leaf it’s coated in. 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.

    Atop the pavilion’s roof is a phoenix ornament, also coated in gold, which symbolises peace and prosperity of a new era and usually represented the imperial household.

    The pavilion is situated in what is called a “mirror pond”, which reflects the shimmering gold of the structure when hit by the sun. The pond itself is designed around zen typology - so each of the rocks were placed in a deliberate manner. The largest islet in front represents Japan.

    Hiroshige avoided garish colours, instead favouring different methods of using a subtler colour palette. He embraced labor-intensive techniques such as colour gradation, in order to achieve exquisite elements of nature such as mist and sky.

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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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