The artwork has been inspired by Dragons and Clouds by Kaihō Yūshō (1522-1615), owned by Kenninji Temple. One of the dragons has been defeated, and the other has been illustrated on the folding screen. It carefully replicates the style of the original artwork, including the silver background, the simple light and shade of Kaihō Yūshō's brushwork, and the softness of the ink.
Painter Kaiho Yusho
A painter in Azuchi-momoyama era to early Edo era, and the founder of the Kaiho school. Born in Omi region as the fifth son of the retainer of the Azai clan, he retreated into the Zen religion and studied in Kyoto. He is believed to learn the art in the Kano school during his Kyoto days. Influenced by the ancient Chinese paintings, he has established the unique style composed of the sharp and powerful lines and reduced brush strokes.
Major works: “Screen Paintings for the Head Monk’s Room at Ken’ninji (managed by Kyoto National Museum)”, “Landscapes of the Four Seasons (property of MOA Museum of Art)” and “Dragons and Clouds (property of Kitano Tenmangu)”.
The artwork has been inspired by Dragons and Clouds by Kaihō Yūshō (1522-1615), owned by Kenninji Temple. Although the artwork is displayed as a hanging scroll painting, about 64.5cm wide, it used to be fitted into a wall until the 1934 Muroto typhoon destroyed the large abbot's quarters. It is inspired by a previous artwork depicting two dragons facing each other. This folding screen illustrates one of those dragons. It carefully replicates the style of the original artwork, including the silver background, the simple light and shade of Kaihō Yūshō's brushwork, and the softness of the ink.
- Best to avoid direct sunlight for display/storage, or colors may fade or change.
- Use the enclosed gloves when you display the product.
- Display/storage in conditions of high ambient temperature/humidity and that of extremely low ambient humidity may damage the product.
- Do not touch the product with wet hands.
- The base structure is made of paper. Handle carefully to avoid breakage.
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