Art on Tuesday: Iris Garden


Iris Garden in Horikiri from the series Twelve Scenes of Tokyo 東京拾二題 堀切の志ようぶ by Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田 博 (1876-1950), painted in 1928. The Iris is a summer flower, in bloom from May to July and can be found all over Japan. As a symbol the Iris stands for purification of evil and self-protection. The flower is very popular in Japan, often seen as textile pattern and various artistic forms.