A pair of six-fold paper screens painted in ink and colour on a gold ground with red and white kiku (chrysanthemum), autumn flowers and a bamboo trellis next to rocks; a body of deep blue water can be glimpsed at the edge of the right hand screen. The golden clouds and white kiku are rendered in moriage (raised design). Paper, ink, colour. Dimensions: H. 68" x W. 151½" (172.5cm x 384.5cm), Japan, 17th century, Momoyama period.
Moriage: This decoration is the application of liquified clay that can be found in many colors but white is most found. The decoration has the appearance of dried cake frosting (term used by Joan VanPatten) has a raised appearance and is matte, NOT shiny. It has a completely different feel and texture from enamel. Moriage will have a slightly rough feel and will not feel slick and smooth like enameling does.