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Domo, Shintaro Suzuki

The image featured above  is entitled: “Portrait of a City,”  an oil painting by Shintaro Suzuki. Shintaro Suzuki was born in Hachioji, Tokyo in 1895.  He studied oil painting under Seiki Kuroda, who was one of the pioneers of western-style … Continue reading

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Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest

Kōrin Ogata aka Ogata Kōrin was a Japanese painter of the Rinpa school decorative style based on the ancient Japanese painting style of yamato-e during the Edo Period (1603-1867); who were masters of influence for modern Japanese art. Kōrin was the … Continue reading

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Of Peonies and Peacocks

This is Botan-Kujaku-zu (Peonies and Peacocks) painted on silk with a gold foil background, in the Enma-in Monastery in Shiga prefecture of Japan. Completed in the “realistic style”, the peony is associated with the concept of ‘honors and riches’ often … Continue reading

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