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"Pine Trees in the Snow / Maruyama Okyo"

Pine Trees in the Snow (left)Pine Trees in the Snow (right)

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.


  • Artist : Maruyama Okyo
  • Historical era : Edo (Circa 18th century)
  • Material : Printed on washi with gold coloring
  • Medium : Pair of six-fold screens
  • Theme : High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
  • Size : Each screen 155.5 x 362 cm (L x W)
  • Recipient : Mitsui Memorial Museum (Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
  • [Original]
  • Current owner : Mitsui Memorial Museum
  • Material : Ink on paper with gold coloring

DESCRIPTION

It is believed that the Mitsui family, successful operators of a large scale dry goods trade and money exchange shops in Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo, commissioned Okyo to draw the Pine Trees in Snow. The theme embraces the pine tree for its celebratory nature of fortune and evergreen qualities that symbolize longevity, and snow which is a symbol for the new. Gold paint adds divinity to the atmosphere to produce a refreshing winter morning spectacle. The artist, Maruyama Okyo, was a painter active during mid Edo era, and is known as the founder of the Maruyama school.

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