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Tale of Genji
© Tanimoto Ichirô

1000: Tale of Genji (Tanimoto)

A very ancient scene - Genji is set in the Heian era (around 1000 years ago), and portrays the opulence of court life. Tanimoto's style is firmly contemporary, though: more like a manga than a conventional painting, with such a variety of scenes that we can see both cherry blossom and glowing red maple leaves in the same picture.


Born in 1951 in Kyoto, the artist Tanimoto Ichiro studied Japanese art, and has worked as a designer. He has held a number of exhibitions of kimono patterns, and although he paints traditional themes, his style is one of bold and direct characterisation, more reminiscent of textile design than brushwork.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10434 (1000-434 on package)
Retail price ¥3600

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