Base included and attached to the piece This piece stands out for its evident oriental taste and especially for its original composition. It is in fact inspired by the Japanese festival Shichi-Go-San, though it was not conceived specifically to depict it. On this day, dressed in traditional kimonos, parents take 3 and 7 year-old girls to the temple to give thanks and to ask for their continuing good health. The realism of all the details in this piece is striking, ranging from the faces of the little girls, the floral hairpieces and the embroidery on the kimonos, to the faithfulness with which the forms and tones of the sand in the Zen garden have been reproduced. Finally, also worth underscoring is the original base that acts as the frame for the garden. Its simple lineal form resonates perfectly with the Zen philosophy. Furthermore, it acts as a counterpoint to the decorative wealth on view, especially in the two girls.
The details of the girls kimonos is an authentic work of art in itself. Paint paste was used for the embroidery, enhancing the ornamentation and imitating the texture of the costumes.