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Maple

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Most Western paintings pursue photographic realism, while Japanese paintings including this work tend to be decorative by using characteristic materials and brushwork.

For example, I used scarlet mineral paint to express the rough and shiny texture, drawn on washi, blended by hemp, paper mulberry and oriental paper bush.
The background was finished by sprinkling gold leaf finely with a technique called Sago used in lacquer crafts.

You can see the traditional Japanese approach of incorporating the characteristics of each material into expression in Japanese cuisine and kimono.

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