Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tamako passed away

Kataoka Tamako, the great master of Japanese painting awarded the Order of Culture, passed away last Wednesday. She was 103.

She began by painting figures, mostly people who were close to her. In the 1950s, she became engaged with traditional motifs and developed a bold and exuberant style. Around the same time, she discovered the vital appeal of landscape, which had previously been regarded as the background of her figure paintings. She often takes her most beloved mountain, Mt. Fuji, above all as her subject.

She was one of the artist whom I like the best. Although she was not in good physical condition when I met her lastly, the news has shaken me to the core. I pray for the soul of her and her family.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Present a book of Japanese paintings

Gallery-SAKURA presents a book of Japanese paintings every month under a lottery system.

We have books of various artists handy every month.

Please fill out the questionnaire form if you are interested.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

We are very happy to greet you this new year.

Gallery-SAKURA was able to grow up by the support of many people last year. We deeply appreciate all of you.

We would like to continue improving our service and providing the artworks that satisfy our customers.

Best wishes for a happy new year.

All of us at Gallery-SAKURA