Monday, December 31, 2018

Sanso #194 by Taiitsu

This is another Sanso print done for the owner. It is a landscape with calligraphy by the Japanese painter Murase, Taiitsu. No copying, reproduction or other dissemination of this photo and artwork is permitted without the express written permission of the owner.

This link provides a short synopisis of this artist.

The scroll was made in the Maru Hyougu format. The cloth is a beautiful light blue with white crackle. The Ichimonji was requested with a larger width than usual. It is a deep gold with pine needle motif. The scroll is finished in with the takuboku style hanging string and an resin jikusaki that mimics the look of real ivory.

If you have a painting you would like mounted or remounted, please contact to or visit my website at to obtain more information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sanso Collection Moon Hare by Tan'Yu

This scroll was made for the previous owner of the Sanso Collection. All rights belong to the owner and no copying or dissemination of this photo is permitted without express written consent by the owner. Below is a short bio from Wikipedia.

Kanō Tan'yū (狩野 探幽, 4 March 1602 – 4 November 1674) was one of the foremost Japanese painters of the Kanō school. His original given name was Morinobu; he was the eldest son of Kanō Takanobu and grandson of Kanō Eitoku. Many of the most famous and widely known Kanō works today are by Tan'yū.

This scroll is mounted in the Yamato Hyougu style. The Brown cloth is a pure silk (正絹). The blue Kinran helps to reinforce the night time scene, with the brown cloth giving wind and the tan cloth. The scroll utilizes a Two Tone copper ceramic jikusaki.

If you would like a custom scroll made, or a current scroll remounted please contact to

Friday, December 7, 2018

Sanso Print Buson Plum Tree

This picture is posted with the permission of the owner. No copying, dissemination, or downloading is prohibited without the express written permission of the onwer.

This is the painting of a plum branch by Buson. This information about the artist Yosa Buson, is quoted from the Encyclopedia Britannica. "Buson, also called Yosa Buson, original surname Taniguchi, (born 1716, Kema, Settsu Province, Japan-Died Jan. 17, 1784, Kyoto Japan), Japanese painter of distinction but even more renowned as one of the great haiku poets.

It is very beautiful, and I love the ambiance of the painting. The scroll was made in a simpler, Minchou Hyougu style. There is a thin, blue accent running the lengths of both sides of the scroll, which are not so evident in this picture. The light brown, cloth works with the brushes of the painting. The scroll is finished with an ivory (resin made to look like real ivory) jikusaki and the Kodai San Iro hanging string.

If you would have interest in having a custom scroll made or a Japanese or Chinese painting refurbished, please contact to