Tomiyuki Kaneko

A pair of "Red Tiger" and "Blue Tiger"

The Red Tiger has magical powers and can transform itself into a human being.

As the Dragon Tiger, it has also been depicted as a symbol of power.

The black sun is symbolic of the mother's womb of light and resurrection.

Mr. Kaneko's vibrant lines are carved out rhythmically.

Mr. Kaneko's seal is placed on the lower corner of the picture.

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.

The Red Tiger ("Sekiko") protects the South, while the Blue Tiger ("Seiko") guards the East. Mr. Kaneko's unique world of divine beasts has been transformed into brilliantly colored traditional woodcut prints. The Red Tiger represents "yang" and the Blue Tiger symbolizes "yin," together governing the balance of the world as "yin and yang." The universe is governed by this ultimate balance. The symmetrical drawings of "Red Tiger/Blue Tiger" beautifully express this grand world view, which can be seen as the genesis of the world where all things are in balance in one another.

Price 100,000yen(Excluding Tax)

PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano,
Product DetailsFrame: 52.0cm×68.5 cm
2.8kg Made of wood and acrylic (70% UV cut)
Delivery timeWithin two weeks from order confirmation