Japanese hanging scrolls are an art form meant to be hung on a wall and viewed up close, then rolled up and stored while another scroll is brought out and displayed. Scenes of nature, flowers, and animals are painted with ink and colors on silk or paper. While the works represented in this calendar were created by Japanese artists from the early sixteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries, these artists were often influenced by traditional Chinese bird-and-flower paintings. The twelve elegant scroll paintings in this calendar are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Size: 12 x 13 in.
Opens to 12 x 26 in.