Rimpa 400

— Kaoru Kasai

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Rimpa 400

I decided to draw gregarious flowers in the Rinpa style, and drew flowers one after another at random, using a compass and a curve ruler. However, the picture looked somewhat flat, so I added a bee. I drew flowers in a blue tone like the petals drawn by Kenzan Ogata. As a result, the picture gave me the impression of being a mysterious evening party of ladies. I added arrow marks that imply the flowers’ self-consciousness. Then, the bee began to appear as if it had been caught by the gaze of flowers and unable to move. (Cooperating carver: Saeko Baba / Hand printer: Hidetsugu Itakura)

Kaoru Kasai