Kiyoshi Saito Jizo-in Kinugasa-yama Kyoto

Kiyoshi Saito
in Daruma Gallery frame

Kiyoshi Saito


Jizo-in Kinugasa-yama Kyoto

self-carved, self-printed; signed in white at lower right, Kiyoshi Saito, with artist's seal Kiyo, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on the bottom margin, JIZO-IN KINUGASA-YAMA KYOTO, 1968, 97/100, in Daruma Gallery frame under glass, 1968

print: 21 5/8 by 15 3/4 in., 55 by 40 cm
frame: 28 3/4 by 22 in., 73 by 56 cm

The Jizo-in (also known as Take-no-tera, or, Bamboo Temple), is a small, Rinzai Buddhist temple located in a bamboo grove in the Arashiyama mountains of Western Kyoto. It was founded by the Ashikaga minister Hosokawa Yoriyuki (1329-1392) in 1367, and according to legend, the famous eccentric Zen Buddhist monk Ikkyu studied at Jizo-in when he was a boy. The temple has a tradtional level moss and rock garden with 16 arranged stones symbolizing the 16 arhats in training associated with Zen Buddhism.

Estate of Haruno Tsuruoka (daughter-in-law of the artist Tokutaro 'Kakunen' Tsuruoka and former owner of Daruma Frame Shop and Gallery and Toberoff Framing, New York)

Cleveland Museum of Art (, acquisition no. 1985.428



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