Project Description

Watercolour study of a black kimono 

Decorated with a design of a thousand cranes and a spider’s web over Mount Fuji

Unsigned. Inscribed fujimi no kumonosu to tsuru. Early 20th century

Sight size: 37 by 26 cm

Modern frame


Although not obvious to us in the West, the spider is considered auspicious in China and Japan, probably because the Chinese word for it is a homonym for happiness