The most amazing feature of this poem sheet (tanzaku) is the decoration of the mounting. An so far unidentified artist added pine seedlings in gold paint to the dark brown-reddish texile mounting. Very unusual. 


As it has for 10,000 ages
the onset of spring
brings singing
to these sacred isles
the people of Yamato.


Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)

Poem slip (tanzaku)

Ink on fabric

Modern wooden box 


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Otagaki Rengetsu | Tanzaku

SKU: R1736
Bachmann Eckenstein