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Representative Works

1990-1999
The Elegance of Tempyo ( Tempyo-no-fuin )

The Elegance of Tempyo ( Tempyo-no-fuin )
The Elegance of Tempyo ( Tempyo-no-fuin )

 This work is a copy of a prominent series of folding screens stored in the North Section of the Shosoin Repository, that were dyed in the ancient dyeing techniques, kyokechi, a kind of clamp resist dyeing, and rokechi, wax-resist dyeing.

    The original works were printed on fabric that had been dyed in a golden oak color, known as kitsurubami, in various patterns drawn from the motifs of animals under trees after the Persian Sassanids dynasty style.  Because of its somehow soft and refined tone, it could have been produced in Japan; one can think of it as representing the roots of the Japanese style. 

    The object was to recall the serene elegance of the Tempyo period, when, after the reception of foreign culture that had resulted from an aggressive international exchange, a gradual transformation from the Chinese style to the Japanese style took place. In our works, four seasons are expressed in the tone of the colors.

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