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Choose from 75 pictures in our Ink And Colour On Silk collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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The Sand-Carrying Festival (Sunamochi Matsuri), 1856. Creator: Sakai Basai (Japanese

The Sand-Carrying Festival (Sunamochi Matsuri), 1856. Dredging waterways to preserve their function once required the cooperation of large numbers of people, seen at the top of this painting. Sand-carrying festivals were historically associated with religious rites or gathering alms to construct places of worship, and involved not only the labor of collecting sand from rivers but also parades and performances marking the event. Kyoto's Kamo River has been dredged many times over the centuries, including in 1856, the year this image was made. Although the title at the upper right says Taihei Kakan, or "Peaceful, Beautiful View," the painter's delightful scene reminds his audience that at the best of times, peace may have little to do with quiet. Sakai Baisai was a student of literati painter Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783-1856). He was active until around 1879, when he relocated to Kobe to make his living as a design painter on porcelains destined for export.

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Shotoku Taishi and His Sons, 1300s. Creator: Unknown

Shotoku Taishi and His Sons, 1300s. Shotoku Taishi (about 574-622), prince regent, was attributed with numerous acts of faith in his lifetime, actions often related to the transmission of Buddhism to Japan. The many tales of Prince Shotoku's religiosity make it difficult to confirm the scene being depicted here. This might show a moment when Prince Shotoku, aged 16, dropped to his knees in prayer during a battle between his clan, the Soga, and another clan. This might also relate to another time in Shotoku's life when, again at the age of 16, Shotoku prayed day and night, dressed in full court attire and holding a longhandled incense burner, for the recovery of his sick father Emperor Youmei (reigned 585-87). At his miraculous recovery, the emperor converted to Buddhism.

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Man Strolling with a Boy Carrying Flowering Branch, c. 1810. Creator: Kitagawa Fujimaro (Japanese

Man Strolling with a Boy Carrying Flowering Branch, c. 1810. A young man strolls in front of a boy carrying flowering plum branches, perhaps symbolic of spring. The colours and patterns in the boy's clothing, along with the plum branches at the edge of the painting, introduce an element of movement and surprise. This image is similar to the composition of Courtesans and Attendants by Engetsudo (see 1985.255). The poem inscribed at the top reads: The full blooming cherry is not the only flower worth mentioning. The colour of the young plum tree blooms as well. The Japanese word for colour, iro, is a double entendre for love or sex. The full blooming cherry refers to the mature female courtesans of the Yoshiwara district of Edo (Tokyo), while the young plum refers to handsome young men, who the poet suggests one not overlook in the pursuit of pleasure. Kitagawa Fujimaro was a disciple of renowned painter and print designer Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806).

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