This work expresses a rich river, with a heavy flow of water. Taikan carefully depicted the spray of the water, and formed rolling waves using a unique stylized design. Among his many expressions of water, this is particularly memorable. In the golden sky, a wagtail flies. Viewers get a sense of looking into another world through this fantasy landscape. This work was produced for the 35th re-established Inten. Taikan donated his prize money to Inten in the same year, after which Inten established the "Taikan Award".


  • Title: Flowing Water
  • Date Created: 1950
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和25年
  • Physical Dimensions: w97.6 x h65.1 cm
  • Painter: Yokoyama Taikan
  • Object Title: 流れ行く水
  • Exhibition History: 再興第35回院展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 横山大観
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: color on paper / hanging scroll

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