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Nandina and Snow / Chikutei Nakamura - Fuyunanten-ni Suzume
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- Chikutei Nakamura
A Japanese-style painter. Member of the Tōyō Bijutsu-kai. A frequent prize winner. Specialized in flowers & birds paintings.
- 694mm x 1330mm
- Roller End Material
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- JPY 30,000
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- In stock
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Nandina bears beautiful little red fruits in winter. Although white nandina exists, people generally imagine Nandina as being red. Nandina is called “nanten” in Japan. Nanten is used to pray for happiness because it sounds like “nan-ga-tenjiru”, which means to convert bad luck into good luck. Nandina is not native to Europe or America, so when *Engelbert Kaempfer and *Carl Peter Thunberg saw it for the first time, during the Edo period, they are said to have greatly admired its beauty.
Nandina and snow are often painted together, because a combination of the fruit’s red color and the snow’s white color is called “kōhaku” (a combination of the red and white colors), which is considered a good omen. (However, it is interesting that some people living in areas with heavy snowfall don’t like the depiction of snow.)
This is a painting of nandina and snow by Chikutei Nakamura. The combination of the red fruits of the nandina and white snow is kōhaku, so it is a lucky symbol. The depiction of snow is very delicate and beautiful.
- *Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) : A German naturalist and physician.
- *Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) : A Swedish naturalist.