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In 2018, for the 150th anniversary of Hokkaido (named as such in 1868), I returned there one more time to complete my long-term work about the Japanese cranes (Tanchozuru). 


These elegant birds are one of the most famous symbols of Japan. They have been intensively-represented in the classical Japanese and Chinese landscape painting by which my work has always been inspired. Consequently, I started 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

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