In No. 2, a bamboo forest in early spring is pictured. The vertically extending bamboo in contrast with the open horizontal water pipe creates a clever and pleasing composition. Lovely Japanese yellow roses are seen through gaps in the grove of brightly colored bamboo.


  • Title: Spring in the Ancient Capital Kyoto (No.2)
  • Creator: KAWABATA Ryūshi
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Physical Dimensions: 183 x 153 cm (72 x 603/16 in)
  • Medium: Painting, color on paper

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