13m 25s

Pine Trees by Hasegawa Tohaku (Hasegawa Tohaku ”Shorinzubyoubu”)

The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces

Broadcast on February 5, 2015 Available until March 31, 2029

The masterpiece represents the pinnacle of Japanese ink painting. The monochrome features pine trees depicted in the foreground, with snow-capped mountain in the back. What appears like a graffiti of a mass of black lines at first glance will look like pine needles from a distance. And even from a farther place, a pine grove emerges. With just a minimum process, the artist successfully brought out the greatest possible effects and even a misty veil.


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