Masako Kurokawa

Masako Kurokawa


Mineral Pigments, Pure gold leaf, Platinum foil, Japanese paper, glue
20.89 × 20.89 in


About the work

"Sakko" is the name of the hairstyle.

Before becoming a geiko from a maiko, she ties this hairstyle for about two weeks.

At that time, she wears black-crested formal wear and blacks her teeth.

The neckline draws three lines.

She then performs a "Kurokami (black hair)" dance.

This hair ornament is a crane, a  treasure ship, and a pine tree. 

This hair ornament has an auspicious pattern

This is a symbol of longevity.

 This Japanese Painting is drawn on Japanese paper with mineral pigments and glue. In areas with solid dryness, the paint may come off, and Japanese paper may tear, so it is necessary to humidify constantly. Also, if the humidity continues to be too high, mold may develop. If you place the picture in a place where there is a significant difference between the outside air and the room temperature, such as near the door, condensation may form inside the acrylic, and mold may form. Avoid direct sunlight and avoid the wind from the air conditioner directly hitting the picture. 

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