CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING SCREEN TB16B

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CHERRY BLOSSOM VIEWING SCREEN TB16B

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A Japanese two panel screen depicting a scene of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. The screen with a group of people enjoying the blossoms and music from a flower viewing platform. Raised platforms were often erected to allow viewer to be within the clouds of blossoms. The subject of countless poems and paintings, Hanami is one of Japan's most anticipated and beloved traditions. Hanami has a been a constant thread through Japanese history and is still hugely popular to this day, as much for the social gatherings, food and drink as for the beauty of the blossoms. The screen with only minor wear from age and use, but the hinges of the screen replaced. 
Taisho Period, early 20th century
60” high x 55” wide

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