Hana Zukushi is a very accomplished collection of neo-Rinpa designs on the theme of flower and plants.
Some of the designs verge on the near-abstract. All are delightful.
Printed in a wide range of colour and techniques including the use of metallic inks.
The authentic hand-made wood block print for sale on this page was published by Unsodo in 1993 using the same cherry wood blocks as the original 1905 edition of Hana Zukushi.
About the Author
Born in 1875 in the village of Kaizu in Shiga Prefecture, Furuya Korin went to Kyoto as a young man in order to study Japanese and Chinese literature.
Once there, he became a student of the pioneering art director and Rinpa revivalist Kamisaka Sekka who taught him the elements of design.
At the early age of 22, Korin achieved his first breakthrough by winning the prize for painting at the second annual Exhibition of New and Old Art.
Along with Sekka he came to be recognised as one of the two most important designers of the age until his sudden death in 1910, aged only 36.
His works were hugely influential on the development of European Art Nouveau.