These intricate details of spring and summer flowers are from an 18th-century Japanese paper screen by artist Watanabe Shiko (1683 1755), who painted in the Rinpa style (and was reputedly a ronin!). Rinpa is a leading historical school of Japanese painting, established in 17th-century Kyoto, whose artists were known for working in a range of formats, notably screens, fans, hanging scrolls and kimono textiles. The design on our cover shows a section of a screen with various types of blooms often believed to follow the ancient Japanese language of flowers, called Hanakotoba. 

Hardback  (Text (eye-readable))  144pp  h180mm  x  w125mm  x s20mm 

ISBN13: 9781439796092