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2000: 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."


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: 2000 pieces; 73 x 102 cm (29" x 40")
Code: E20113 (20-113 on box)
Retail price ¥4800

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