Katsushika Hokusai Masterpieces of Flowers and Birds

Bellflower and Dragon-fly

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

This print depicts the Chinese bellflower (kikyo; Platycodon grandiflower) and a dragon fly against a warm yellow background.
Like another Hokusai’s masterpiece of flowers and birds, “the Tree-peony and Butterfly”, only the top part of the plant, with its lush leaves and flowers, is rendered. Even though Hokusai does not show the entire plant, he carefully observes the bellflower in a naturalistic manner, at a moment when it responds to a slight change in the air, offering a place for a red-bodied dragonfly to alight.

Price 13,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)26.1 × 38.3 cm
PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washimade by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
ExplanationJapanese and English
Delivery timeProduct delivery timeWe will ship the order within 7 business days under normal circumstances.
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