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1000: Verdant (Haruyo)

The wearer of this palest of green kimonos looks wistful. (Why does she bite her veil, I wonder?) The original title Ryokufû does not translate easily: literally it is "green wind", but "summer breezes" might be closer to the image Haruyo is evoking.


The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11151 (11-151 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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