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Grasses at full moon

  • $85.00

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Ohara Koson was best known for his kacho-e (bird-and-flower) style woodblock prints. While kacho-e dates back to the 14th century in Japanese art, this motif was particularly popular in the early 20th century shin-hanga (“new prints”) movement, of which Koson was a prominent participant. Kacho-e is characterized by delicate and meticulous outlines and bright color washes.

Autumn Moon viewing, or Tsukimi, is a celebrated Japanese pastime and the focus of an annual lunar festival linked to the Harvest moon. A way to give thanks for a good harvest, Tsukimi tracks as far back as the Heian period (794-1185) and hasn’t waned (heh heh) in popularity. Traditions include offerings to the Moon of seasonal produce, snacking on Moon-reminiscent, round rice dumplings, and decorating with susuki, Japanese pampas grass. Could that be susuki in Grasses at full moon, gracefully tracing the curve of that cream-colored celestial satellite? Certainly seems Koson placed them side-by-side for a reason, the familiar symbols of an autumnal festival. The rich washes of earth tones in the flora and the Moon’s buttery hue also bring to mind the nourishing spoils of a successful harvest season ... Read more on the blog!

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Museo Portfolio Rag

Edition Structure:
10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"x16" | edition of 25