Youth, longevity, and dignity. That’s one very symbolically laden Japanese pine tree.
Pines are also very sacred. All about trees and plants representing spirits.
The scent of a pine tree always evokes memories for me.
The National Gallery of Australia has this most beautiful screen. Here’s a detail. Exquisite wavy waves behind the pines.
| Really really close up of ‘Pine trees by the shore’ c.1550 Muromachi period (1392–1573) Japan |
And here are two very spirited black and white examples of the dignified pine.
| Pine Tree Grove, wandering stripe (tatewaku), row upon row of tiny pine trees |
| Pine Tree from a single panel screen |