Fukuda Kodojin | Landscape painting
A beautiful example of an album leaf (here mounted on a hanging scroll) painted by Kodojin. Albums in the shape of folded books with paintings on its pages originated in Ming-Dynasty China. In Japan they became a popular format during the Edo period. The generic term is Gajo. In most cases painted album leaves were gifts offered to friends or patrons.
Flowing waters leave no trace -
Flowers and clouds have their own mind.
Fukuda Kodojin (1865-1944)
Ink on paper
25.3 x 37.2 (10 x 14 1/2 in.)
Mounting 115.5 x 39.5 cm (45 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)