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Otagaki Rengetsu | Poem

SKU: R1400

Living deep in the mountains
I've grown fond of the 
solitary sound of the pines:
on days the wind does not blow
how lonely it is.

(trans. John Stevens)


Published: 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. 54, ill. p.45.


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)


20.6 x 17.3 cm (8 x 6¾ in.)

Mounting: 176 x 24.5 cm

Wooden box