This painting is made up of and based on parts of Torii Kiyonaga’s “The
Bush-Clover Garden” and Hosada Eishi’s “The Courtesan Takikawa” and integrates
"artistic license" to create a unique blend of the two scenes.
Custom designed and hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles using real gold (not just gold colored paint), enamel and mother of pearl luster.
Dimensions are: 48 inches wide x 36 inches high.
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
Real gold is used on all the hairpins, combs, obi’s of the geisha and kimono of the maiko. Enamel is also used on the obi of the geisha in foreground and mother of pearl (luster) on the white of her fan.
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.
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