Sakura Viewing in Arashiyama

Six-panel screen

Tosa School

Edo period (1603-1868), 18th century

Ink and mineral colour, gofunand ink on paper with gold sand (kinsunago)

H 106 cm xW 265 cm


Along the banks of the Kamo river in Arashiyama, western Kyoto, the travelers are enjoying the cherry trees in full blossom. The attention to the details of the human figures engaged in different activities, the ripples on the river and the rendering of the trees growing along its banks is typical of Tosa school artists.