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Morning Glories

Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu

  • Morning Glories  / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Morning Glories  / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Morning Glories  / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Morning Glories  / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

DATA
Artist:
Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
Historical era:
Edo (17th century)
Material:
Printed on washi, with gold leaf
Medium:
Eighteen sliding doors
Theme:
High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
Size:
West 4 panels: 190.0 x 141.7 cm
North 4 panels: 182.7 x 93.9 cm
East 4 panels: 178.8 x 83.9 cm
East 2 panels: 178.8 x 80.3 cm
South 4 panels 178.8 x 87.3 cm
Recipient:
Tenkyuin temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji TempleMAP
Period of creation:
The work of the sixth period: the west side four sliding doors of the Gekan-ni-no-ma room
The work of the eighth period: the north, east, and south sides fourteen sliding doors of the Gekan-ni-no-ma room
[Original]
Current owner:
Tenkyuin temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple
Material:
Color on washi paper dusted with gold leaf
DESCRIPTION

The lower second room of the abbot's chambers of Tenkyuin is commonly called Asagao-no-ma ("Morning glory room"). The paintings on all 18 sliding panels depict rough-hewn bamboo fences and flowers, creating a rhythmical curve. Blossoms of clematis florida and clematis patens are painted on the north side, with morning glories on the west side. Clematis patens, contrasted against the mountain in the background, are also painted on the south side, while white lilies are painted in sharp contrast with the gold background on the south side. All these paintings come together to make the whole room into an elegant, appealing, and fresh space.

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