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Set of Four Panels

MISC 65 | Japan

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Title: Set of Four Panels

Location: Japan

Materials: embroidered silk, wood frame

Dimensions: 129 x 67 cm (each panel)

Accession Number: MISC 65

Other Notes:

In Japanese Art, imagery from the natural world is often used in the short poetry form known as haiku, as are kigo (seasonal references). This has sometimes led to the confusion that all haiku are ‘nature’ poems. It is true to say that certain motifs carry with them a very strong sense of season; for example, blossom stands for spring and snow for winter, with all the connotation of those seasons. Kigo also represent, on their own or in combination, a feeling or a concept: for example, falling autumn leaves are symbols of grief, while the chrysanthemum denotes the ninth month and the imperial family. Winter kigo include obvious references of snow and ice, but also hares, owls, wild ducks, plovers, falcons and hawks, such as the hawks embroidered on the present panels.

Bibliography:

G. Irvine (ed.), Japonism and the Rise of the Modern Art Movement: The Arts of the Miji Period: The Khalili Collection, Thames and Hudson, New York, 2013, cat. 44, pp. 210–3.

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