Autumn: Clarity, Introspection & Change
Hand-Brushed Sumi Ink Art
Sumi is the name of a type of ink used in Japan for calligraphy brushing and art. The four paintings in this series are all hand brushed using traditional sumi ink with just a touch of color added for effect. All pieces are original art and have my name and stamp at the bottom. No two are exactly the same. They look great in a frame and can be hung individually, or as a set (special discount if you buy all four pieces). They make a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys Japanese art, or who appreciates the beauty of the four seasons.
Autumn is a time of beauty and reflection in Japan.
In this third piece of the series, the Japanese kanji for Autumn "Aki" is brushed at the top left. Below it, the smaller kanjis (read vertically right-to-left) are: "Seicho (Clarity), "Naisei" (Introspection), and "Henka" (Change) and capture the mood and spirit of the season.
We see Ayano visiting a ryokan (traditional Japanese-style hotel) in autumn. She has come to the ryokan to enjoy otsukimi from her room. (Otsukimi means “viewing the moon”.)
This moon, which has captured Ayano-san's attention, is called “Chushu-no-meigetsu” which means “Mid-Autumn Moon” and is very beautiful. But there is more. What does she see from her position on the tatami mat?
In Japan, it is said that there are rabbits on the moon. This is because the shape of the craters looks like a rabbit making mochi (rice cakes). He is swinging a mallet, and crushing the rice inside a large stone bowl. Can you see it too?
This piece makes an excellent gift for any season. (All 4 pieces can be purchased individually, or as a set.)
Dimensions: Total Paper Size: 12.5" X 16.1" (318 mm X 410 mm)
Handling Time: 3-10 days
*As all pieces are individually brushed, each sumi painting will vary slightly from the picture.
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FRAMED SUMI PAINTINGS: COMPLETE SERIES (4-PIECE SET)
16.1” X 20.6” (410mm X 525mm)
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Set
This set price is 15% off per our discount policy.