'Five-Storied Pagoda at Daigo'
This handsome woodblock print depicts the five-storied red pagoda at Daigo in Kyoto. It is considered an architectural marvel because it was constructed more than 1000 years ago, and no nails were used in its construction, insttead, the wood was placed like pieces of a puzzle interlocking it. this temple has withstood earthquakes and has not toppled. This temple was declared a National Treasure by the Japanese Government in 1952. It is a colorful print, and executed beautifully. This print was introduced c1952, presumably to coincide with its recognition by the government. This later edition dates to c1970. It measures 15" x 10", matted in green. The frame measures 20" x 16", finished in a mahogany-stained wood frame. It is in fine condition. P3058 $145.00