Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Birds—Golden Pheasants in the Snow

Ito Jakuchu, Golden Pheasants in Snow, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, Silk Scroll, c. 1765-1766, Imperial Household Agency, Tokyo, Japan

Have you ever seen a golden pheasant?  If not, Japanese master Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) allows us to gaze on their magical presence, in his superb series of silk scrolls, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, now in Tokyo, Japan.

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