Photo/IllutrationThe landscape painting was drawn by Chinese artist Yin Yusheng using brushes and ink for a stretch of 66 meters. (Manabu Hiratsuka)

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SAGA--A 66-meter-long white wall at Jodoji Buddhist temple here proved to be an unlikely and challenging canvas for a Chinese artist.

Yin Yusheng, 56, who resides in Saga, completed a magnificent artwork on the wall, a giant landscape painting.

Yin spent about a year completing the work using brushes and ink.

He has been working for about 20 years in the city teaching a “suibokuga” ink wash painting class after studying at Saga University.

“There aren’t many walls as long as this. I want to return the favor to Saga,” the painter recalled thinking when he offered to create the mural.

The brush painting depicts a scenery of snow-covered mountains dotted with trees and houses, solely expressed by shading variations.

The painting apparently has a positive reputation among parishioners who support the temple financially. It also seems likely to be a perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day.