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Ronin Gallery Catalogue & Poster (1975 - Present)

Birds & Flowers: Masterworks of Kacho-e

Medium: Books & Catalogs
Date: 2014
Size (H x W): 8.5 x 11 (inches)

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60 page full-color exhibition catalogue, including 51 illustrations

Nourished by the principles of Shinto and Buddhism, the most exquisite expressions of Japanese culture have been rooted in a profound love and respect for the natural world. The specific tradition of kacho-e, which is most simply the depiction of flora and fauna, has a long visual and literary history. Imbued with metaphorical significance beyond their physical beauty, specific pairings of birds, insects, and flowers have formed the basis for a tradition that extends into the contemporary moment.


About the artist

Ronin Gallery releases multiple limited edition exhibition catalogues a year. Complete with full-color images, thematic essays, and artist biographies, Ronin Gallery catalogues accompany featured in-gallery exhibitions. From parallel pleasure cultures of Edo and Paris, to the forbidden world of the Japanese tattoo, our catalogues invite you to explore connections and revisit the exhibition again and again.