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Emergence of <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, in contemporary fashionAngeliqueGrey-budded snake-bark-maple (<i>Acer rufinerve</i>), or <i>urihada</i> [melon skin] mapleRed-and-white <i>botan</i> flowers (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)<i>Kawadzu-zakura</i> (Cherry blossom)Inspired by magnificent trees of <i>byakuhshin</i>, or <i>ibuki</i> (Chinese juniper) at old temples in Kamakura.  lilyGolden ruyi (sceptor)LILY<i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)<i>Ryuuyou Kannon</i> (柳葉観音) is one of the thirty-three forms of <i>Kannon bosatsu</i> (Guanyin), holding a leaf of the willow tree (Salix spp.), which naturally yields salicylic acid (cf. aspirin) and used as medicine.  To cherishGrapeThe right counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  Listening to windsRosesGladiolusAn red-and-white attired camelliaGerminal Fear VI<i>Sasa</i>, or bamboo grass, is said to bloom only once in every sixty years to a century.  <i>Kanreki</i> (還暦), a term derived from the Chinese sexagenary cycle, is often used for the anniversary of 60th birthday in Japan, to which the title of this image of <b>sasa flowers</b> is attributed.  A flowerTremor of WingsA thin robe IIIOrchid cactus<i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)OrchidsBeing gorgeousThe valley of soaring flowers of hopeThe left counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  A cat and a flowerA sister work of "<a href="https://hiromimiura.com/1017-180x90x6_tennyo-raizu/" class="internal">Emergence of <i>tennyo</i> (celestial maidens)</a>", drawn after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, which also hit the hometown of the author.  The image depicts <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, with different backgrounds around the world holding flowers of hope.

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Ryuuyou Kannon (Guanyin of willow leaves)

<i>Ryuuyou Kannon</i> (柳葉観音) is one of the thirty-three forms of <i>Kannon bosatsu</i> (Guanyin), holding a leaf of the willow tree (Salix spp.), which naturally yields salicylic acid (cf. aspirin) and used as medicine.

◆57x33cm Painting: Sumi, Mineral pigments, Gold

Ryuuyou Kannon (柳葉観音) is one of the thirty-three forms of Kannon bosatsu (Guanyin), holding a leaf of the willow tree (Salix spp.), which naturally yields salicylic acid (cf. aspirin) and used as medicine.

A byakushin juniper

Inspired by magnificent trees of <i>byakuhshin</i>, or <i>ibuki</i> (Chinese juniper) at old temples in Kamakura.

◆162x391cm Painting: Sumi

Inspired by magnificent trees of byakuhshin, or ibuki (Chinese juniper) at old temples in Kamakura.

Attired camellia

An red-and-white attired camellia

◆V6Painting: Sumi, Mineral pigments

An red-and-white attired camellia

Attiring flowers

Red-and-white <i>botan</i> flowers (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)

◆53x73cm [P20] Painting: Sumi, Mineral pigments, Gold, Silver

Red-and-white botan flowers (Paeonia suffruticosa)