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Furosaki with fans on gold ground

Furosaki con fondo in oro e ventagli

Furosaki with gilded ground and fans

Late 19th century

67 x 174 cm


The compositions with fans was typical of Tawaraya Sotatsu school in Kyoto at the end of Ken'ei era (1624-1643). The fans could be painted on paper, then glued on a gold background or, as in this case, could be painted directly on the screen. 

Fans has always been used as a decorative element in the Japanese tradition. This object also has an auspicious meaning, representing the "unfolding" of the future.

Some of the fans of this folding screen depicting literal episodes or mythological subjects, others show the flowers of the four seasons and natural landscapes, with a style  ranges from a fan to another.

Japanese screen  for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: byo-1881

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