‘The Three Friends of Winter’ 松竹梅 ☯


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• For the purpose of visual clarity and enjoyment, I have modified and updated this artwork.

Pine, Bamboo and Plum are highly regarded

for their steadfastness, perseverance and

resilience, and known as The Three Friends of Winter.

Painting by Zhao Mengjian 趙孟堅 [1199-1264] Song Dynasty. • “Peach and plum of springtime, don’t flaunt your pretty blossoms; Consider rather the old pine and green bamboo at year’s end. What can change these noble stems and their flourishing evergreen?” Kim Yuki [1580-1658], Korean Sijo Poet.


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