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Ohara Koson - Dancing Fox Gold Leaf Art Panel (27.3x52cm)

Original price $385.00 - Original price $385.00
Original price
$385.00 - $385.00
Current price $385.00

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This is an art panel using the work of Japanese painter Ohara Kosan.
By using gold leaf as a background, the traditional painting style brings out a new charm.
Amazing Japanese-style piece that matches the modern interior.


What is Kanazawa-Haku (Kanazawa gold leaf)?

Kanazawa-Haku is exquisite gold leaf produced in Kanazawa-city (Ishikawa prefecture), where 98% of Japan's gold leaf is made.

The history dates back to Japan's ancient Bunroku-era (600 years ago), when the leading military general ordered the feudal lord to begin production of gold leaf. Despite the temporary ban set by the Shogunate in later Edo era designating Edo-gold leaf as the only permitted production, Kanazawa gold leaf was secretly being made, pursuing higher quality with limited resources available. During this process, more sophisticated technique was developed and later on, their devotion to gold leaf making led the reputation as the best quality in Japan.

Nowadays, Kanazawa-Haku is widely used in various kinds of handicrafts including lacquerware, Buddhist objects, textiles, potteries and more. In fact, Kanazawa's cold and wet climate as well as water quality significantly contribute to better quality gold leaf.

Kanazawa's legendary painter - Ohara Koson 

An art panel homaged by Ohara Koson's artworks. Ohara koson is a legendary painter and woodblock print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With Ukiyoe-like traditional art style but realistic and sophisticated composition, Koson's artworks are well-received in this modern world.

Dancing Fox is one of his most celebrated works, depicting anthropomorphic fox with a lotus leaf on its head. It is unusual but humorous for a work of Koson, whose artworks mainly focus on realism.


Homage Haku-art inspired by Koson's artwork

This art is homaged in Haku-art inspirited by Koson's artworks. While expressing the lively appearance of the animals, the gold leaf background brings out a new charm. Converted in a strip-like size, it creates a modern atmosphere that matches contemporary interiors.