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 

Otagaki Rengetsu | Tanzaku

SKU: R1736
$2,870.00Price
Bachmann Eckenstein