In ancient times, Japan was called “Akitsushima”, a name that was given to it by the 5th century emperor, Yuryaku. "Akitsu" is an old Japanese word for dragonfly and "shima" means island so it translates as “Isle of the Dragonfly”. The story goes that the Emperor was bitten by a horsefly which was promptly eaten by a dragonfly. The Emperor honoured the dragonfly by naming Japan after it.
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This print is available in two sizes, 10 x 8 inches, 11 x 14 inches.
Signed by the artist.
Reproduced from Daniel Mackie's watercolour painting, this print is printed on somerset velvet 225gsm fine art paper (10 x 8 inch prints are printed on smooth matt 190gsm paper)
All prints are mounted and backed with white core polar ingress mount board.
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