Moored canal boats with willow lined stone banks
Kurashiki | Japan
Immerse yourself in the serene tranquillity of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan with this stunning print. Capturing the central canals' timeless charm, the scene evokes a feeling of calm and invites the viewer into a world removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The print is beautifully composed, with the canal's still waters and two moored, humble brown rowboats occupying the lower half of the image. Above, the overhanging willow branches provide a lush, green contrast, their vibrant hue interspersed with glimpses of the boats and stony canal wall.
Peering further into the scene, the eye is drawn to two footbridges - one elegantly arched, the other a simpler flat design. Standing between them are two jinrikishas (rickshaws), their seats a splash of vibrant red, which punctuates the muted earthy palette.
Beyond this, a charming white merchant house, adorned in a grid of grey with thick white grouting, stands proudly - a prime example of Edo period vernacular architecture. Its image, along with the bridges and rickshaws, is softly reflected in the canal's rippling waters. Overcast skies cast an almost white light across the scene, heightening the sense of calm and tranquillity.
In this blend of nature and architecture, the print captures a reflective, timeless mood, making it a splendid addition to any space seeking a touch of peaceful contemplation.
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We use Hahnemühle papers, which adhere to ISO9706 & DIN6738 —meaning they are extremely resistant to ageing and have the highest life expectancy class of several hundred years.
To delve deeper into the intricacies of the print process, our 'Print Mastery' series is a comprehensive resource designed to expand your understanding. Here, you'll find a variety of guides that cover key aspects of printing. You can explore the following topics:
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- The Science of Colour Accuracy
- Paper Essentials in Digital Printing
- Dynamic Range in Print
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