Cherry & Pheasant Japanese Byobu Screen

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<p>A miniature Japanese folding screen showing a cherry blossom and pheasant scene. The screen measures 37cm wide.<br /> <br /> One of the most extensive forms of Japanese art is the folding screen, known as Byobu. Originating first in China during the Han dynasty, the concept found it’s way to Japan in the late Nara Period around the 8th century. The format for Byobu is usually six-panel screens, as shown here.<br /> <br /> The original function of Japanese Byobu screens was to protect areas from the wind. They are also commonly displayed as decorative items, as with this small example.<br /> <br /> The visuals on Byobu are often thematic, commonly portraying the four seasons or a larger landscape. Gold leaf is often incorporated into the background of the designs to enhance their vibrancy and statement as a symbol of wealth. This Byobu screen is decorated with a landscape scene accentuated with gold leaf.<br /> <br /> Ideal as a gift, the screen comes beautifully packaged in a hand-printed paper box.</p>

An exquisite Japanese byōbu screen showing a pheasant strolling underneath a cherry tree.

Byōbu is a form of Japanese art in which intricately detailed images are painted onto connected folding screens. The typical style is of the six-panel screen, as seen in this beautiful home ornament. The original function of byōbu screens was for protection from wind, although they were frequently used as room dividers for privacy, or simply as decoration.

As is characteristic of many byōbu, this screen is decorated with gold leaf to accentuate the beauty of the cherry tree image. Traditionally large quantities of gold leaf would have been used as a statement of wealth.

Attractively packaged, this screen will make a wonderful culturally-inspired gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCN425700
  • Product Weight: 0.16kg
  • Dimensions: H14 x W0.5 x L37cm
  • Material: Wood, paper, brass, gold leaf
  • Postage Weight: 0.16 Kg

<p>A miniature Japanese folding screen showing a cherry blossom and pheasant scene. The screen measures 37cm wide.<br /> <br /> One of the most extensive forms of Japanese art is the folding screen, known as Byobu. Originating first in China during the Han dynasty, the concept found it’s way to Japan in the late Nara Period around the 8th century. The format for Byobu is usually six-panel screens, as shown here.<br /> <br /> The original function of Japanese Byobu screens was to protect areas from the wind. They are also commonly displayed as decorative items, as with this small example.<br /> <br /> The visuals on Byobu are often thematic, commonly portraying the four seasons or a larger landscape. Gold leaf is often incorporated into the background of the designs to enhance their vibrancy and statement as a symbol of wealth. This Byobu screen is decorated with a landscape scene accentuated with gold leaf.<br /> <br /> Ideal as a gift, the screen comes beautifully packaged in a hand-printed paper box.</p>

An exquisite Japanese byōbu screen showing a pheasant strolling underneath a cherry tree.

Byōbu is a form of Japanese art in which intricately detailed images are painted onto connected folding screens. The typical style is of the six-panel screen, as seen in this beautiful home ornament. The original function of byōbu screens was for protection from wind, although they were frequently used as room dividers for privacy, or simply as decoration.

As is characteristic of many byōbu, this screen is decorated with gold leaf to accentuate the beauty of the cherry tree image. Traditionally large quantities of gold leaf would have been used as a statement of wealth.

Attractively packaged, this screen will make a wonderful culturally-inspired gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCN425700
  • Product Weight: 0.16kg
  • Dimensions: H14 x W0.5 x L37cm
  • Material: Wood, paper, brass, gold leaf
  • Postage Weight: 0.16 Kg
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