A young woman is standing by a grape tree heavy with fruits. She is holding in her right hand a freshly-picked bunch of grapes and is supporting the plant with her left arm. The traditional motif of "a beauty under a tree" is used in this painting. In the background behind the little girls seated near the woman is a fantastic landscape with a Shinto shrine gate. Since the motifs of grapes and the beauty-under-a-tree have traditionally been used to symbolize fertility since ancient times, this painting can be also interpreted as symbolic of fertility, but with a religious nuance.


  • Title: Ripened Fruits
  • Creator: Domoto Insho
  • Date: 1930
  • Physical Dimensions: w127 x h252 cm
  • Type: Pigment on silk, framed

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