Kyōchūzan (Mountains of the Heart)

This is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful books published in the Edo period (1615-1868) due to the sensitive capture in woodblock print, by the block carver and the printer, of the distinctive brushwork and subtle coloring of Bosai’s paintings.

Boating in a Pine Mountain Landscape

Bosai was one of the leading landscape artists of his day. Born and raised in Edo (Tokyo), he was a painter, printmaker, author and Confucian scholar. He is perhaps best remembered for a woodblock printed book of several of his paintings known as the Kyochuzan (Mountains of the Heart) published in 1816.