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Dance of celebration
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1000: Dance of celebration (Haruyo)

There are many famous traditional Japanese dances of celebration, which Haruyo represents figuratively here. The dancer adopts a striking pose, with fan held low, to show off her flamboyant kimono. This is decorated with cranes and red bamboo, auspicious emblems to set off the rich red background Mount Fuji...

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: E11329 (11-329 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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