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Paperblanks / Natsu Rinpa Florals

  • 2395

These intricate details of spring and summer flowers are from an 18th-century Japanese paper screen by artist Watanabe Shikō (1683–1755), who painted in the Rinpa style (and was reputedly a rōnin!). Beautiful gold accents make up every intricacy of the leaves and flowers in this rich and romantic composition.

  • 176 pages - 95 x 140mm
  • Lined
  • Smythe sewn binding
  • Wrap around cover
  • Magnetic closure
  • Memento pouch
  • Bookmark ribbon
  • Acid-free, archival paper
  • Takes pen and ink beautifully

Rinpa is a leading historical school of Japanese painting, established in 17th-century Kyoto, whose artists were known for working in a range of formats, notably screens, fans, hanging scrolls and kimono textiles. The design on our cover shows a section of a screen with various types of blooms often believed to follow the ancient Japanese language of flowers, called Hanakotoba. Flowers were used to convey emotion and communicate with the viewer without the use of words.

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