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Oze / Tomo Katou - Oze Sekishun
- Product ID
- Tomo Katou
A member of the Nitten Exhibition
A disciple of Kibou Kodama and Gensou Okuda
- 604mm x 1950mm
- Roller End Material
- Artificial ivory
- Material of the Work
- Japanese paper
- Stock Condition
- In stock
Situated in the center of Japan, Oze is the largest highland marsh on the Japan’s main island of Honshu. Spanning Gunma, Fukushima, Niigata and Tochigi Prefectures, it is home to the Ozegahara Marsh, Lake Ozenuma and the surrounding 2,000-m-class mountains, including Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Hiuchigatake. There, visitors can enjoy varied, beautiful natural landscapes, including vast marshlands, lakes, alpine areas, pristine forests and high waterfalls.
The climate is relatively cold with cool summers and snowy winters (total snowfall thickness: 4m). In the marshes, many marsh plants, such as white skunk cabbage and daylilies, bloom between spring and autumn. Oze also provides habitats for a wide variety of wildlife, including large mammals, birds and insects. The number of rare animal and plant species in the region is abundant, making it an academically important area.
When the lingering snow is almost gone, the white skunk cabbage season starts in Oze, attracting a large number of visitors. The white flowers confidently herald the start of Oze’s short open season.
This is a painting of Oze by Tomo Katou. The view of Oze in the morning mist creates an illusionistic atmosphere. This mist is expressed very well in this painting. Oze is associated with the white skunk cabbage plant. In spite of this, it is hard to capture the beauty of Oze with a vertical composition like a “kakejiku” (hanging scroll), because it is very difficult to make a good composition. Tomo Katou paints Mt. Shibutsu and the clumps of white skunk cabbage impressively and beautifully with the expression of the mist. No one can perfect this work but Tomo Katou.