"A child prodigy in painting, Tanomura Chokunyu originally modeled himself after the style of the famous Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), who had adopted him at the age of eight. After Chikuden's death, Chokunyu took up an intense study of imported Chinese paintings." Paul Berry in: Literati Modern, p.136.) - The certificate box was inscribed by Tajika Chikuson (1864-1922), one of Chokunyu's key disciples.
My face looks green in the bamboo light.
I am drunk.
It has a reddish tone, I say.
Green is what I drink.
My buzz feels like longing for the sun in the rain.
Outside my window there is a garden rock in the clear wind.
1883, 11th month at the Takasago gathering. Chokunyu Sansho Tachi.
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)
Ink on fabric
137.8 x 52.8 cm (54 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)
Mounting 210 x 68.5 cm (82 1/2 x 27 in.)
Certificate box (Tajika Chikuson)