Otagaki Rengetsu | Incense container

Otagaki Rengetsu | Incense container

SKU: R1470
$3,780.00Price

Since this turtle
overflows its measure
of 10,000 years
how long shall
the one who keeps it live?

 

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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Incense container (Kogo), 1867

Glazed ceramic

Height 4 cm (1½ in.)

Length 8,1 cm (3¼ in.)

Original box (tomobako) with poem. 

 

Compare to a similar incense container: Black robe white mist: art of the Japanese Buddhist nun Rengetsu, National Gallery of Australia exhibition catalogue, Melanie Eastburn, Lucie Folan, Robyn Maxwell (ed.), 2007, no.89, ill. p.72.