Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]

Kano, Michinobu `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]

About the artwork:

The magnificent scene of the thundering waterfall has fascinated Japanese people from long ago, and it is at the base of waterfalls that many have gone to worship and have claimed to see gods.

When one considers that the rising sun symbolises the beginning of all life, and that the waterfall symbolises the greatness of nature, this artwork seems to remind us that we are living side by side with nature.


About the artist:

Kano, Michinobu (1730-1790)

Michinobu was a painter of the Kano School who lived during the mid-Edo period. The Kano School was a group of painters founded in the Muromachi period who served the authorities of the time. At a young age Michinobu`s ability was recognized by Tokugawa Yoshimune, and he later also received the patronage of the tenth shogun, Tokugawa Ieharu. He is believed to have been a quiet, serious, and honest man.

While there are many Japanese illustrations of waterfalls, which are cherished because of their cooling effect in the hot summer, this artwork also includes an image of the rising sun, which symbolises the advent of something auspicious.
While there are many Japanese illustrations of waterfalls, which are cherished because of their cooling effect in the hot summer, this artwork also includes an image of the rising sun, which symbolises the advent of something auspicious.
To the Japanese, the rising sun represents the beginning of all life, and the waterfall acts as a symbol of the great strength of nature. If these meanings are considered, this scroll conveys to us the simple fact that we live inside of nature itself.
To the Japanese, the rising sun represents the beginning of all life, and the waterfall acts as a symbol of the great strength of nature. If these meanings are considered, this scroll conveys to us the simple fact that we live inside of nature itself.
Signature: Michinobu-shitsu(典信) [Drawn by Michinobu]  Seal: Fujiwara(藤原)
Signature: Michinobu-shitsu(典信) [Drawn by Michinobu]  Seal: Fujiwara(藤原)
Jikusaki [scroll knobs]: ivory.
Jikusaki [scroll knobs]: ivory.
The mounting is what is called a sandan-hyoso (three-stage mounting), which uses two types of fabric at the top and bottom of the artwork and a nakamawashi (surrounding fabric). There is an antique butterfly-patterned fabric at the top and bottom of the artwork, and the nakamawashi, also antique, has a flowering plant motif.
The mounting is what is called a sandan-hyoso (three-stage mounting), which uses two types of fabric at the top and bottom of the artwork and a nakamawashi (surrounding fabric). There is an antique butterfly-patterned fabric at the top and bottom of the artwork, and the nakamawashi, also antique, has a flowering plant motif.
There are a few marks and creases to the artwork due to age. There is also a little fading, soiling, and a few creases and the like to the mounting. With beautiful antique works, the small cuts and marks on the fabric can be considered part of the artwork`s aesthetic.
There are a few marks and creases to the artwork due to age. There is also a little fading, soiling, and a few creases and the like to the mounting. With beautiful antique works, the small cuts and marks on the fabric can be considered part of the artwork`s aesthetic.

Staff features

To the Japanese, the rising sun represents the beginning of all life, and the waterfall acts as a symbol of the great strength of nature. If these meanings are considered, this scroll conveys to us the simple fact that we live inside of nature itself.

While there are many Japanese illustrations of waterfalls, which are cherished because of their cooling effect in the hot summer, this artwork also includes an image of the rising sun, which symbolises the advent of something auspicious.

This artwork expresses a strong, individual and masculine character, rather than a feminine, reserved, and calm one, and as such it should be displayed with a similarly `strong` bonsai.

  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
  • Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]

Kano, Michinobu(狩野興信). `Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]

Name of the artist
Kano, Michinobu
Title
Taki ni Kyokujitsu-zu` [Illustration of the Rising Sun in a Waterfall]
Size
101 x 38cm
Other
This artwork is painted on silk, and can be displayed in summer.
Price
250000yen
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