Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]

Imao, Keinen. `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]

About the artwork:

A `kyokuha-zu` [illustration of the morning sun upon waves], in which the sun rises from the sea, is a motif used to symbolise something ceremonial or formal.

In other words, this is a scroll which can be displayed on days of celebration. Due to its compatibility with bonsai, however, one can use it as `bonsai scenery` even when there is nothing in particular to celebrate.



About the artist:

Imao, Keinen (1845-1924)

Keinen was a nihonga [Japanese-style] painter of the Meiji and Taisho periods.

He was a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen.
He had a high reputation for creating beautiful artworks, and won numerous prizes and exhibited many works both domestically and internationally, for example at the Chicago and Paris world fairs.

Keinen was a teishitsu-gigein [Imperial Court Artist], an artist considered to have exceeded his peers in both personality and skill, and appointed, according to the system established in 1890, by the Imperial Household Ministry. This award was considered the highest honour and gave the recipient significant authority among artists.

Keinen was also a judge at the Bunten Exhibition and a member of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts.

He passed away in Taisho 13 [1924] at the age of 80.
Because both water and the sun support all life, this scroll is perfect to be displayed with a bonsai, which is in itself regarded as living art.
Because both water and the sun support all life, this scroll is perfect to be displayed with a bonsai, which is in itself regarded as living art.
`kyokuha-zu` [illustration of the morning sun upon waves], in which the sun rises from the sea, is a motif used to symbolise something ceremonial or formal.
`kyokuha-zu` [illustration of the morning sun upon waves], in which the sun rises from the sea, is a motif used to symbolise something ceremonial or formal.
Signature: Keinen (景年)  Seal: `Keinen no in` (景年之印)[Keinen`s seal]
Signature: Keinen (景年)  Seal: `Keinen no in` (景年之印)[Keinen`s seal]
Jikusaki [scroll knobs]: ivory.
Jikusaki [scroll knobs]: ivory.
The title, `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Painting of a Rising Sun and Stormy Seas], has been written in the hand of the artist himself on the lid of the paulownia box in which the artwork is contained.
The title, `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Painting of a Rising Sun and Stormy Seas], has been written in the hand of the artist himself on the lid of the paulownia box in which the artwork is contained.
`Keinen-dai` [Title by Keinen] has been painted on the verso of the box, and is a verification by the artist that the work is his.
`Keinen-dai` [Title by Keinen] has been painted on the verso of the box, and is a verification by the artist that the work is his.
Mounting: So as not to distract from the artwork, the mounting has been done in a reserved hue matching the faintly-coloured painting.  It is possible that the pattern of the mounting fabric expresses clouds. If this is indeed the case, one can respect the mounter`s artistic sense even more, as he has made the mounting a continuation of the white sky in the painting.
Mounting: So as not to distract from the artwork, the mounting has been done in a reserved hue matching the faintly-coloured painting. It is possible that the pattern of the mounting fabric expresses clouds. If this is indeed the case, one can respect the mounter`s artistic sense even more, as he has made the mounting a continuation of the white sky in the painting.

Staff features

In Japan, from long ago the image of the sun rising over the ocean has not just been regarded as scenery, but also cherished as an image which can make viewers feel blessed to be able to begin a new day and live life to the fullest.

The rising sun appears over the horizon of the boundless sea, and thus a new day begins.

Because both water and the sun support all life, this scroll is perfect to be displayed with a bonsai, which is in itself regarded as living art.

  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
  • Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]

Imao, Keinen(今尾景年). `Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]

Name of the artist
Imao, Keinen.
Title
`Kyokujitsu Aranami-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun and Stormy Seas]
Size
105.5 x 35 cm
Other
This is a scroll which can be displayed in spring, summer, autumn, and/or winter.

It comes in a paulownia wood box on which, to authenticate the artwork, the artist himself has painted his name and the title of the work.
Price
120,000yen
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