Paul Binnie Mountain Temple in Yamagata Prefecture

Paul Binnie “Mountain Temple in Yamagata Prefecture” artwork
A brand new version of my design, Yamagata no Yamadera (The Mountain Temple in Yamagata Prefecture) has just been completed, and will be for sale this week, while the first from the edition, # 1/100, will be launched in next weekend's auction at Artelino. This design, which was first produced in a small edition of only 40 impressions, had been entirely changed, and although the basic design concept is the same, the new print employs completely new colour blocks and a radically different colour scheme. It is now available in an edition of 100, and joins the other designs in the Nihon Meisho Zu-e (Famous Views of Japan) series already completed, in both format and technique, with embossed signature and mica in the obi of the female figure in the middle ground. It will soon appear on my website where the first state of this design is on view, and it will be priced at the same level as all the other landscapes of the series at £280 (currently US $495) plus post and packing. It may be that some of you haven't had a chance to see my other recent print, Cho Musubi (Butterfly Bow), which is linked to the first page under 'Latest Print', but will soon be replaced by Yamagata no Yamadera.
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Paul Binnie
Mountain Temple in Yamagata Prefecture
Japanese title
Yamagata no yamadera 山形の山寺
Series title
Famous Views of Japan
Japanese series title
Nihon meisho zu-e 日本名所図絵
Colour woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
42.1 × 29 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
37.5 × 26 cm
Edition size
Paul Binnie
Paul Binnie
Landscapes (Fūkei-ga 風景画)
A complete reworking of Mountain Temple in Yamagata from 1996 with new blocks.
Van den Ing, E (ed.) , Paul Binnie: A Dialogue with the Past, Art Media Resources, Chicago, p. 127
Catalogue number
90 (L130)
Supplementary images