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JAPAN - HOKKAIDO

Tanchozuru

For the 150th anniversary of Hokkaido (named as such in 1868), my wife and I returned there one more time to complete our long-term work about the Japanese cranes (Tanchozuru). 

 

These elegant birds are one of the most famous symbols of Japan and have been intensively-represented in the classical Japanese and Chinese landscape painting by which my work has always been inspired. Consequently, I started being interested in a study about these beautiful cranes some years ago.

 

This selection of prints has been added to the portfolios for the 150th anniversary of Hokkaido in 2018.

O.R.

Calligraphy 'Tanchozuru' ©Saburo Takatsuka

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