Art on Tuesday: Cherry Blossom Tree

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Hiroshi Yoshida 吉田 博 (1876-1950) painted this impressive picture of a cherry blossom viewing under the moon in 1926. It’s title is 雲井桜 Kumoi Cherry Tree. Hiroshi is widely known for his pictures of Japanese sceneries, which he painted on his many travels. Unlike many other Japanese painters of his time, he also painted pictures of other countries. He planned a series called One Hundred Views of the World, but could not finish it during his lifetime.