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Peonies / Tomo Katou - Fuukibana
- Product ID
- Tomo Katou
A member of the Nitten Exhibition
A disciple of Kibou Kodama and Gensou Okuda
- 724mm x 1440mm
- Roller End Material
- Artificial ivory
- Material of the Work
- Japanese paper
- Stock Condition
- In stock
A Japanese peony, considered the “king of flowers,” has a symbolic meaning that includes wealth, good fortune and honor. The peony originated in China. Around the eighth century, the Chinese introduced the peony to Japan. The peony is a favorite flower in gardens all over the world; its symbolic meaning serves as an inspiration for a variety of art forms.
In the “kakejiku” (hanging scroll) world, displaying a kakejiku with a peony painting is considered as the warmest hospitality. Therefore, this kakejiku is often displayed even in seasons other than early summer.
“Kouhaku” means a combination of red and white colors. Kouhaku is thought to be a good omen. Therefore, the national flag of Japan is a white rectangular flag with a large red circle (representing the sun) in the center.
This is a work of red and white peonies painted by Tomo Katou. He expresses the peony’s beauty and the happy atmosphere of kouhaku very well. The vivid colors of “iwa-enogu” (mineral pigments) are ideal for expressing them. This is a master work, one we feel refreshed upon viewing.