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Different beauties
© Haruyo

1000: Orchid and chrysanthemum (Haruyo)

The full title (which fits conveniently into four Chinese characters) is "Spring orchid autumn chrysanthemum", and the two figures nicely contrast, with a deep pink kimono for spring, and deep purple for autumn, in a typical Haruyo setting.

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.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued May 2019
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11445 (11-445 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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