Daitoku-ji (大徳寺, the ‘temple of Great Virtue’) is a Buddhist temple, one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. It is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The "mountain name" (sangō) by which it is known is Ryūhōzan (龍宝山). The Daitoku-ji temple complex today covers more than 23 hectares (57 acres).
Levine (art history, U. of California-Berkeley) examines visual images and calligraphic objects associated with the Zen Buddhist monastery Daitokuji in Kyoto. He emphasizes visually compelling works and art history itself, its methods, and interpretive practices as they have impacted the monastery since the late 19th century. Many color photographs are included. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)