Tag Archives: flower

Hydrangeas in June

If asked the flower of June, we definitely say “hydrangea”. While walking, I bump into various hydrangeas in front of neighborhood houses. It’s really fun to see lots of types of hydrangea, feeling the coming of early summer. Since hydrangea has been the popular motif for paintings, there are many gardens famous for hydrangeas. It’s… Read More »

Arita Peach Celadon-back Bowl

Arita is famous for its porcelain, and Fukagawa-Seiji is one of the most well-known potteries of that area. At the Paris Expo in 1900, Fukagawa exhibited its porcelain and won the gold medal. This bowl is an antique piece, and its noble design is standing out. The other side of the bowl is bluish-green color… Read More »

Arita Camellia Rectangular Plate

Arita is famous for its porcelain, and Tsuji-Seijisha has the longest history and authority. This pottery producer serves as purveyor of the Japanese Imperial household since 1664, for more than 350 years! Skills and techniques are handed down for generations, and now 15th head takes over its name. His style is characterized by its noble… Read More »

Nezu Museum

Went to see the National Treasure “Irises Folding Screens” at Nezu Museum in Tokyo. May is the season of irises, and the Irises screens has come once again. This time, we could enjoy the masterpiece by Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) in the context of waka (Japanese ancient style poetry). Zen style entrance. With its clusters of… Read More »

Framed woodblock print by Sakai Hoitsu

Framed woodblock print by Sakai Hoitsu. Sakai Hoitsu(1761 – 1828) was a painter in the late Edo period.and well known as a Rimpa School painter. His painting style was characterized by its neatness, especially, his Kacho-ga (painting of flowers and birds)works are highly-praised. This piece is an antique woodblock print from “four seasons flowers”, published… Read More »

Framed woodblock print by Sakai Hoitsu

Framed woodblock print by Sakai Hoitsu. Sakai Hoitsu(1761 – 1828) was a painter in the late Edo period.and well known as a Rimpa School painter. His painting style was characterized by its neatness, especially, his Kacho-ga (painting of flowers and birds)works are highly-praised.   This piece is an antique woodblock print from “four seasons flowers”,… Read More »