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Rimpa: Decorative Japanese Painting

(Japanese Import)

by Toshinobu Yasumura

This thick softcover is packed with hundreds of examples of Rimpa, one of the major art movements of Japanese painting. Founded in 17th-century Kyoto by Honami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu, a characteristic feature of Rimpa is its rich decorative style such as backgrounds with gold leaf, based on the classical Yamato-e style, with simple natural subjects such as birds, flowers, and plants often used as motifs. Rimpa artists worked in various formats, notably folding screens, hanging scrolls, fans, woodblock printed books, lacquer ware, ceramics, and textiles.

Softcover. 400 pages. Measures 6" X 8 1/4"

Regular Price $39.99 USD

Sale Price: $34.99 USD