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Red Dragon / Tomo Katou - Sekiryuu
- Product ID
- Tomo Katou
A member of the Nitten Exhibition
A disciple of Kibou Kodama and Gensou Okuda
- 725mm x 1490mm
- Roller End Material
- Artificial ivory
- Material of the Work
- Japanese paper
- Stock Condition
- The original of this item has sold out. An additional order has been placed with the painter. The item currently in stock resembles the original but differ in details and color. This is because the artwork is not printed but hand-painted. Besides, the mounting fabric might be different due to the stock condition of it. Please note that they are not duplicates.
Gensou Okuda was one of the most famous Japanese-style painters in the Showa Era. He named the red pigment “Gensou Red” after himself.
There is a painting of “Red Dragon” by Gensou Okuda on a ceiling in the Daishouin Temple, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is his representative work. Gensou Okuda’s wife, Tatsuko (literally “dragon’s child”), was a great-aunt of Mr. Washio, who is the chief priest of this temple. Gensou Okuda painted a red dragon inspired by her name, Tatsuko, for the 7th anniversary of her death.
At that time, Gensou Okuda’s pupils painted flowers around the red dragon together. Tomo Katou was one of the those pupils, so he has a special feeling about this red dragon because he had a close relationship with Gensou Okuda.
The year 2012 was the year of the Dragon, which is the first year of the Dragon since Gensou Okuda’s death. Tomo Katou decided to paint a red dragon like Gensou’s, praying that his red dragon will ward off all evil spirits with its fiery red color.
This is that very painting of the red dragon. We can almost feel Tomo Katou’s various wishes from the depiction of the red dragon.