The landscape design here is for two lightweight sliding doors known as fusuma, found in traditional Japanese houses. We can tell this by the small circles at centre left and right indicating where the hand-pulls would be placed. The composition on the left appears to be for a hanging scroll, with magpies beneath a pine tree.


  • Title: Preparatory sketch
  • Creator: Ishibashi Kazunori
  • Location Created: Asia: Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 280 mm x 366 mm
  • Rights: Copyright of National Museums Liverpool
  • Medium: Ink; Paper Plant

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