Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988), Stone Garden
This print depicts the famous stone garden in Ryoan-ji, a Zen temple in Kyoto. This garden was constructed in the early seventeenth century, and is denoted by its simplistic beauty, which consisted of several stones set on a flat plot of white gravel.
Sekino found his personal idiom in the use of sharp, clear forms and lines, and his works consisted of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes.
The same print can be found at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, accession number 1992.168