Hasegawa Tōhaku, Pine Trees

Pine Trees, by master painter Hasegawa Tōhaku, is one of Tōhaku’s finest works and is a designated national treasure of Japan. Crafted in the 16th century, this pair of six-panel screens is painted in ink on paper and showcases both Yamato-e and Chinese painting styles. The work features pine trees―a typical Japanese motif―and it has beautifully captured the richness of a Japanese landscape. Explore this masterpiece further with Masami Zenyia, Executive Director of the Tokyo National Museum.