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Antique Japanese Scroll: Horaisan Holy Mountain

Meiji period (1868 - 1912) painting of flowering trees (possibly cherry) on a mountain ridge. Horai mountain is a mythical mountain located in China in Japanese folklore. Horaisan is a term for a goup of stones or formations in traditional Japanese gardens that are inaccessible. Horaisan are placed in gardens to remind people to appreciate the value of beautiful things we will never be able to obtain. Painted mineral pigments on paper, mounted with silk border. Signature reads: Tsuji Kako, Good condition with good mounting. Comes in original signed box. Overall size: 53" h x 25 1/4" w, painting size: 16" h x 19 1/2" w.

c. 1900
53" h x 24 1/4" w
134.6cm h x 61.6cm w
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