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Spring Breeze
Year: 2012
Dimensions: 41.0cm x 31.8cm

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There are many willows trees around the Shinobazu Pond in Ueno, Tokyo. The willow trees surrounding the pond, make this area feel like an urban oasis. I especially enjoy this time of the year when new leaves start appearing all at once from the withering branches. I used to take walks around the pond during this season. I once drew sketches by the West Lake in Hangzhou in China, the willow trees were blending in well with the nature of China. At that time also, I enjoyed taking long walks around the lake. I believe that willow trees will be one of my biggest painting themes from now on.

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