Ei/ Unexpected Snow

By evoking the elegance of traditional Japanese screen paintings, Kubota achieved an astonishingly beautiful wintery scene in Ei/ Unexpected Snow. Delicate snowflakes formed by shibori tie-dye float lightly over much of the design, adding a sense of mystery to the design by obscuring much of the mountainous background. The ink-drawn pines are based on classical images, their trunks drawn with supple twists and turns, their boughs bearing the burden of winter’s first snow with grace and dignity. They form a stunning centerpiece that captures the eye and the mind.

Number in the collection: 12
Series: Symphony of Light
Dimensions: 198 x 139 cm
Technique: Tie-dyeing, ink painting on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts
Kimono type: Kosode (short sleeve)
Catalogue reference: IKMC-054
Created by: Itchiku Kubota
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