Otagaki Rengetsu | Poem
A twig broken is a sin
here at Togano'o
so permit me
some fallen leaves
O guardians of these autumn hills.
With an inscription on the inside of the box lid by a previous owner: Ayamura Tan'en (born 1907) a writer and calligrapher originally from Ishikawa, later moved to Kyoto.
Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
Ink on paper
25.3 x 38.2 cm (10 x 15 in.)
Mounting 114 x 41 cm (44 ¾ x 16 in.)
Collector's box: Ayamura Tan'en