Four Noble Gentlemen:
Plum (symbolizing winter)
Orchid (symbolizing spring)
Bamboo (symbolizing summer)
Chrysanthemum (symbolizing autumn)
The plum (ume) represents winter. The plum symbolizes "a man with great character", an active, positively turned towards life, elderly person. Fragile flowers appear in springtime on its knobby, twisted branches.
The orchid (ran) represents spring. The graceful wild orchid corresponds with the Eastern ideal picture of a woman. The orchid symbolizes elegance and simplicity.
The bamboo (take) represents summer season. The bamboo symbolizes vitality, enduring strength, integrity. The b amboo has straight, high towering up branches, its evergreen leaves and its amazing flexibility.
The chrysanthemum (kiku) represents autumn. The chrysanthemum exemplifies admirable qualities. Until today the Chrysanthemum is the royal symbol of the Japanese emperor-house.
Unusual and unique gift
Original (This is not a print).
The art work is made following the traditional method for japanese brush painting.
Japanese sumi ink on rice paper.
With sticked durable paper backside.
Paper size: 21 cm x 30 cm, A4.
4 paintings (unframed) - 254 € ( 91,44 € off )
Framed art work, matted, black wood frame, ready to place.
Passe-partout: cardboard. Color: white.
Framework: wood. Color: black.
Frame size: 29 cm x 40 cm.
4 paintings (framed) - 317,50 € (109,22 € off)