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Otagaki Rengetsu | Poem

SKU: R1473

A bow of cherry birch wood (Jap.: Azusayumi*)
the bay mountain's autumn leaves
have fallen...
I wonder if those of Dragon Palace
are also drying a brocade.


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"The bow made of Cherry Birch wood" (Jap. Azusayumi) is an implement used in Shinto and shamanic rituals. 


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Painting and poem, 1867

31.1 x 37.5 cm (12¼ x 14¾ in.)

Mounting 121 x 50 cm (47½ x 19½ in.)

Some foxing

Wooden box