Boekenlegger # 19 (D-Pom-17-1)
In Japanese culture, cranes have been known as ''the birds of happiness.'' Cranes preen and- with seeming joy- dance to attract a mate. These elegant birds generally pair for life and can live for many decades, thus making the crane an auspicious motif for a wedding or for household decoration. Their portrayal in art often symbolizes fedelity, prosperity, good health, peace and longevity.
Afbeelding: Three Cranes Flying in a Misty Landscape (detail), 18th century (Edo-Meiji)
Materiaal: plastic, karton
Afmetingen: 22 x 6,8 cm