We heard that a few years after William captured this image that this site no longer exists. William liked to show contrast and play with lines in his compositions. Such contrasts can be seen as a sort of a dialog between different elements. As you can see, there is a wonderful tension between the receding vertical white birch trees and the semi-rounded, horizontal grouping of red Azaleas. A wide range of green shades provide a neutral ground that contains these contrasts. Red and white are celebratory colors in Japan and called ko-haku. They express joy and happiness.