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Scarlet
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1000: Scarlet (Haruyo)

A classic geisha pose - the model playfully shows off the ornate furisode sleeves of her kimono, against the background of a sumptuous red peony design. The original title, hien, is a rather fanciful word that might be translated "voluptuous scarlet."

Detail

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: E11173 (11-173 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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