Triptych of the Seasons: Snow-Clad Pine Bookmark
2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the Detroit Institute of Arts
Sakai Hōitsu (Japanese, 1761–1828)
Triptych of the Seasons: Snow-Clad Pine (detail), early 19th century
The snow-clad pine is a popular symbol of winter in East Asia. Here, Japanese artist Sakai Hoitsu uses bold colors and elegant composition to highlight the essence of this evergreen as it would appear in winter. In the complete Triptych of the Seasons, plum blossoms represent spring and a moon among clouds symbolizes summer and fall.