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Lustrous white
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1000: Lustrous white (Haruyo)

This young bride has a modest enough pose, but her wedding kimono is luxuriant - diaphanous, a tinge of pale green, with a pattern of white cranes. Over the plum blossoms in the background, a pair of golden cranes bring good fortune.

Original title: Kihaku


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: E11164 (11-164 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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