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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
- 720mm x 1410mm
- Roller End Material
- Crystalline acrylic resin
- Material of the Work
- Japanese paper
- Stock Condition
- In Stock
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 memorial 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.