Artwork Resource Packet: Flowering Cherry with Poem Slips by Tosa Mitsukoi

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A work made of pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold and silver on silk.
Flowering Cherry and Autumn Maples with Poem Slips, 1649–1686
Tosa Mitsuoki

This screen celebrates the Japanese tradition of viewing cherry blossoms to mark the arrival of spring. The tree's blossoms and hanging poem slips create an elegant design against the gold of the silk. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, and a glossary.

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