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otagaki rengetsu poem scroll calligraphy

Otagaki Rengetsu | Poem


The little persimmons drying outside
under the eaves
of my hermitage
Are they freezing tonight
In the winter storm?

(transl. John Stevens)


Translation of the poem, see: Stevens, John Stevens: Lotus Moon: The Poetry of the Buddhist Nun Rengetsu, New York: Weatherhill, 1994, p.89.


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Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Poem, 1869

Ink on paper

30.9 x 44.1 cm (12 x 17¼ in.)

Mounting 106 x 46.5 cm (41¾ x 18¼ in.)

Wooden box

SKU: 2648
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