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Paintings by Ozuma Kaname - Animals

Further down this page: about the artist

See also: Main Kaname page - Kaname kimono collection - Kaname gods - Browse all Kaname puzzles

Kaname has portrayed a range of animal figures, but particularly the traditional rivals, the tiger and dragon. In the particular form of the blue dragon and white tiger, these are two of the four Chinese protector gods, and other animals carry auspicious connotations from their places in the Chinese calendar cycle.

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Ozuma Kaname


Signed Kaname with full-name seal

The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.

Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.