Hanging Scroll Painting Dragon in Red - Kakejiku F010
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Dragon In Red
Gensou Okuda was one of the most famous Japanese-style painters in the Showa Era. He named the red pigment “Gensou Red” after himself.
There is a painting of “Red Dragon” by Gensou Okuda on a ceiling in the Daishouin Temple, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. This is his representative work. Gensou Okuda’s wife, Tatsuko (literally “dragon’s child”), was a great-aunt of Mr. Washio, who is the chief priest of this temple. Gensou Okuda painted a red dragon inspired by her name, Tatsuko, for the 7th memorial of her death.
At that time, Gensou Okuda’s pupils painted flowers around the red dragon together. Tomo Katou was one of the those pupils, so he has a special feeling about this red dragon because he had a close relationship with Gensou Okuda.
The year 2012 was the year of the Dragon, which is the first year of the Dragon since Gensou Okuda’s death. Tomo Katou decided to paint a red dragon like Gensou’s, praying that his red dragon will ward off all evil spirits with its fiery red color.
This is that very painting of the red dragon. We can almost feel Tomo Katou’s various wishes from the depiction of the red dragon.
All artwork is hand-painted by real artists. Thus, even if we have some in stock or place an additional order for artwork, they are not duplicate and are not the same as the artwork on the catalog.
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The item comes in a strong wooden box, and the whole package will be packed securely in a cardbord box.