This is the second of the three Imperial palaces in Kyoto, yet the name refers to any of the residences or villas where retired emperors spent their remaining years. “Sento” comes from the cave or the dwelling place of a Chinese hermit, and this residence is very private and tucked away from the world. Thus it was considered an ideal name for the palace of retired emperors. In this image, we see a sentient being, a heron, resting on a rock in the middle of the pond, as if he was posing for William while he was taking this image. The pink crape myrtle flowers bring us tenderness. This image invites serenity and joy.
Sento Gosho (E-40)
From the The Imperial Gardens of Kyoto collection.
$495.00 – $5,890.00
P1 (24 x 9 in.), P2 (36 x 14 in.), P3 (48 x 20 in.), P4 (60 x 24 in.), P5 (72 x 28 in.), P6 (96 x 38 in.), P7 (120 x 48 in.)