JAPAN - HOKKAIDO
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.
Calligraphy 'Tanchozuru' ©Saburo Takatsuka