This Japanese floral design lithograph came from a silk album of plates called “Modern Japanese Art of Flower Arrangements”, published in Japan in 1956. It is printed on colored rice paper. It was illustrated by Tatsushi Higuchi and has his signature stamp in red ink. The floral plate is accompanied by a tissue paper insert which offers commentary both in Japanese and English on how to arrange the floral designs. The arrangement broke with tradition of Japanese design. Previously, flower arrangements were carried out in strict conformity with classic rules of structure. Following WWII, floral arrangements allowed for boundless creative self-expression. This inspired a modern interpretation of Japanese flower arrangements.
This print shows an arrangement of magnolia flowers with asters and bridal wreath. The design incorporates the flower combinations within a decorative vase in keeping with the harmony of its surroundings. It uses the "moribana" style of having the magnolia branch leaning out in a natural way , refraining from being forced or unnatural in its container.
The lithograph print measures 13 x 9 1/2 inches and comes in a 16 x 20 inch custom mat that is ready for a standard size frame. It is pristine condition, has the artist’s signature stamp in red ink and dates to 1956. See companion lithograph offered in our shop. Ask us about other botanicals in this series.
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Matted Japanese Botanical Design Print-Purple Magnolia