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Tiger / Kai Ryokuju - Mōko
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- Kai Ryokuju
A Japanese-style painter. Member of the Shunkō Bijutsu-in.
- 722mm x 1930mm
- Roller End Material
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Tigers weren’t found in Japan until the Meiji period, so Japanese-style painters depicted tigers based on cats. Therefore, the tiger figures were drawn as large cats. In the Meiji period, the painters were finally able to look at tigers at the circus or zoo, so they began to depict tigers more realistically.
This is a painting of a tiger by Kai Ryokuju. We can feel the tiger’s raw power through the sharp glint in the eyes of the tiger. “Kegaki,” the act of painting hair or fur with fine lines, is very important in depicting a tiger, and Ryokuju Kai’s kegaki is very delicate and beautiful. Being large carnivores, the tiger’s strength makes a strong impression on people, so it is believed that their grand strength wards off evil spirits. This tiger painting expresses that strength very well.