Flowers of a Hundred Worlds (Momoyogusa)

Kamisaka Sekka (1866–1942) 

Kamisaka Sekka is one of the final representatives of the old Japanese Rinpa school, one of the important historical schools of Japanese painting.

He was born in 1867, two years before the start of the Meiji Period. Therefore, Sekka was forced to express his uniqueness inside the Rimpa art world as a result of the merger of artistic concepts that entered Japan between the Meiji Period (1868–1912) and Taisho Period (1912–1926). Early on, Sekka’s artistic and design abilities were acknowledged.

Sekka created versions of traditional motifs on a variety of materials as Western influence grew in Japan to prevent them from going out of style. His most extensive piece is the Momoyogusa, a collection of 60 color woodcuts combining traditional, avant-garde, and floral themes..

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