The striking Kano School Old and Young Bamboo, another pair of six-panel screens, from around 1640 – 1650, features ground-breaking design elements of the early 17th century Kano School: rather than show nature in full, the artist crops the tops and bottoms of some of the trees to create a tensile and dynamic composition. An overlay of gold leaf at the top and a rich, deep blue of a pond add to the composition’s striking qualities. Measuring 25 feet across in total, the oversized screens were likely commissioned for a castle or temple.