A truly stunning Japanese six panel screen hand painted with raised rimpa paint on gold ground leaf gofun paper. The subject matter is a view of a natural overgrowth of hollyhock, sweat peas, and morning glories cascading and creeping over the bamboo fence.
The Hollyhock flower in Japan represents is fertility and fruitfulness. During the end of its life cycle when the leaves and stem begins to droop, the hollyhock produces a round disk that encompasses many different seeds so that it can reproduce.
Sweet Pea symbolizes bliss or delicate pleasure and my also be used and given as a term of endearment. Sweet Pea is known as Aprils brith flower, and is currently the trending wedding flower of choice by more and more of the millennial generation.
The morning glory flower blooms and dies within a single day. In the Victorian meaning of flowers, morning glory flowers signify love, affection or mortality.
Outstanding original condition
date: Edo period (18th Century)
Dimensions: 68 1/2” high X 140” wide