Size: 16 1/2" x 12 1/2"
About Kimono #1
In traditional Japanese culture, cranes in movement upwards are viewed as avatars, encouraging people to be strong, to dream, and to wish.
The crane paper used in "Kimono #1" is very special. It is called "Kamakura Bori design". Kamakura Bori is one of the popular Japanese wood carving styles used in furniture, craft, and kimono pattern design. The paper is very thick and dense.
The mounting background is tea-stained rice paper. The overall effect is a shimmering luminescece, very ordered and representative of the Japanese concept of "harmony".