Japanese Showa Two Panel Screen Samurai Falcon


Fantastic Japanese Showa period two-panel byobu screen featuring a falcon hunting bird tied to a perch (kayo). The falcon (Taka) is a symbol of braveness and strength favored by the samurai class. Made in the Nihonga school style this screen glorifies the prized sport of falconry practiced by the samurai in the Edo period. Ink and color pigments on paper with a marbleized finish on the background. The screen is decorated with fascinating geometric designs and intricate details. Beautiful vibrant shades of color rarely seen on byobu screens as mint green and salmon. From an estate in San Francisco, CA.

Dimensions: 72"w x .75"d x 60"h

Circa: Mid-20th Century, Japan

Materials: Paper, Wood, Brass

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Excellent joinery and craftsmanship with age appropriate wear. Minor chips on a wooden frame as seen in photos.

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