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Flowering Cherry

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Rachel Neustadt

on 1 May 2018

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Flowering Cherry
with Poem Strips
By: Tosa Mitsuoki

Cherry blossoms are a symbol
for the arrival of Spring.
How many of you have seen these
beautiful trees before?
Hanami,
viewing of the
cherry tree blossoms,
is an ancient tradition
in Japan.
Hanami is from the end of March to the beginning
of May.
Thousands of people gather for Hanami.
The blossoms on the trees last for around 2 weeks.
Waka
Poems written on vertical pieces of paper.

Tosa Mitsuoki
Artist
1617-1691
Japanese ink painting and calligraphy
Byobu= Japanese folding screen

Kakemono= vertical scrolls
Flowering Cherry with Poem Slips
1675
Painted in honor of Spring
Blossoms represent purity and simplicity.
Spring
How does it make you feel?
Japanese Writing
Spring
He focused on the purity and the appreciation of fleeting beauty.
Artist was from Sakai, Japan.

He came from a long line of painters.

He attended the Tusa School of Art as
an apprentice.

Painting is 144 cm X 286 cm
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