April 05, 2017

Twin Dragons by Junsaku Koizumi

Kennin-ji Temple, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto
Nikon D700 Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8

This painting commemorates the 800-year anniversary of Kenninji's founding, and a ceremony to mark its installation was given in April of 2002. It measures 11.4m by 15.7m (the size of 108 tatami mats) and is drawn with the finest quality ink on thick traditional Japanese paper. It was created in the gymnasium of an elementary school in Hokkaidō and took the artist just under two years to complete.

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