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1996Joen"Joen" (Sacred Garden)

An exhibit at the 28th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition
210x165cm Mashi (Linen Paper)

As the gorgeous peony flowers burst into bloom at the Hase Temple in Nara, my heart trembles with anticipation. Climbing the hillside pathway up to the main hall, I am overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of the peony blossoms, dripping with nature's own deep scarlet and white dye, draped along both sides of the trail.