This pair of paintings was exhibited at the first Kokuten Exhibition (the Exhibition of the Association for the Creation of National Painting), which was established as a venue for artists to develop their individuality. The painting is influenced by the romantic yearning for the West of the Taisho Period and is filled with a raw vitality that is very different from the paintings of his latter years which are simpler and more structured.


  • Title: Unripe Plum Blossoms
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Year of Production: 大正7年
  • Physical Dimensions: w114.5 x h176.0 cm (each)
  • Painter: Sakakibara Shiho
  • Object Title: 青梅
  • Exhibition History: 第1回国展
  • Category: 日本画
  • Artist Name: 榊原紫峰
  • Type: Japanese Painting
  • Rights: Adachi Museum of Art, Terms & Conditions
  • External Link: https://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/en/archives/collection/sakakibara_shiho
  • Medium: color on silk / two-piece framed

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