An elegant oiran or courtesan wooing a young samurai, with geisha, maiko and their attendant, tea-girl servant nearby. Decorative fireplace tile mural.
Based on Torii Kiyonaga “The Bush-Clover Garden” and Hosada Eishi “The Courtesan Takikawa” and using artistic license to create and add interest to the scene.
Custom designed, hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles using real gold (not gold colored paint), enamel and mother of pearl luster.
Dimensions are: 48 inches wide x 36 inches high.
Hand painted using real gold (not gold colored paint), enamel and luster on 6 inch ceramic tiles. For installation above a fireplace.
Dimensions are: 48 inches wide x 36 inches high (48 tiles total).
Real gold is used on the tea-girl’s hairpins and comb (along with some enamel), her obi and the decorative swirls of her kimono. Mother of pearl (luster) is used on the samurai’s sword handle.
Real gold is used on the courtesan’s hairpins and comb, parts of her obi and kimono. Mother of pearl (luster) is used on the white collar of her garments.
Real gold is used on all the hairpins, combs, obi’s of the geisha and kimono of the maiko on left.
Enamel is also used on the obi of the geisha in foreground and mother of pearl (luster) on the white of her fan.