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SAKURAISM ver. Byobu






What led to the depiction of many ancient Japanese paintings on gold folding screens? According to one theory, people who lived in dimly lit homes in ancient times were attracted to the beauty of gold folding screens that shimmered in the subdued light, while also believing in gold's ability to remove negative energies. When I learned of this, observing my wife endure the challenges of her chronic illness, I strongly felt the desire to create a piece that could offer her some solace. It was with that intent that I began this project.


I chose the motif of cherry blossoms, beloved by my wife. Now, the completed gold folding screen resides within my home, gently emitting light in the hope of alleviating even a fraction of my wife's suffering.

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