Japanese White-eye Dwelling in Snow

Sakakibara Shiho1947

Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art
Yasugi, Shimane, Japan

After a heavy snowfall, three silvereyes are playing on a camellia tree. Shiho wrote “Snow is silent. It is like poetry with no words and music with no sound.” and “…Buntings cannot make a difference in the snow, but silvereyes scattering snow to move from branch to branch have the rhythm. A beautiful world of flower and bird paintings is in such dynamism. This is what we should review in a new way.” in his book about his sense of art in 1940. This painting was completed as a flower and bird painting as a continuum of snow, silvereyes, and camellia. It expresses Shiho’s love for these objects.


  • Title: Japanese White-eye Dwelling in Snow
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 昭和22年頃
  • Physical Dimensions: w58.0 x h49.0 cm
  • Painter: Sakakibara Shiho
  • Object Title: 雪中棲小禽
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 榊原紫峰
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • Medium: color on silk / hanging scroll

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