PLUM BLOSSOM - JAPANESE BRIDE
SIZE: 24" X 18
MEDIUM: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.
This portrait is of a Japanese bride, Hanayome, wearing a simple, floral kimono and a delicate flower-motif hair ornament, kanzashi, made of silk plum blossoms. The plum blossom holds a special place in Japanese traditions: it represents spring, a time of new beginnings, and is associated with beauty, purity, hope and the transitoriness of life.
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