One of the last poems from the hand of this great painter, poet and literatus. It was a gift to Mr Taiji Gorosaku on the occasion of his visit on June 13th, 1944. – Three months later Kodojin died
Vermillion Bamboo (shuchiku) is a popular motive in Chinese painting, but less common in Japanese Literati circles.
"Trying to write an old quote, the brush didn’t move.
In my mind, the moon rised in the bamboo.
Then it moved me to draw these three."
The note on the piece of paper in the box reads: "Brushed by Fukuda Kodojin. Red bamboo with poem. Half-width karakami paper with accompanying box. The above was a gift to Mr Taiji Gorosaku who visited in the evening of 13th June 1944."
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944)
Ink and color on paper
135.8 x 30.2 cm (53 1/2 x 12 in.)
Mounting 199 x 32.5 cm (78 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)