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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1183886

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Japanese Scroll in honor of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
A fascinating portrait of the noted ukiyoe artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. The work was painted by his disciple, Yamanaka Kodo (1869-1945) in 1934 and was originally part of the collection of Kobori Sakae, who collected various old books and donated his collection to the Waseda University. Above the portait are two poems done by two noted poets. One is done by Inoue Kozo (active 1920-1930) who was known for his research in Sharaku and the other was written by Omagari Kuson (1882-1943) who was famous for his humorous poems, known as senryu. The work is an interesting collaboration of people who were connected with the genre of Ukiyoe and may have been created in honor of Yoshitoshi's life. The poem composed by Omagari Kuson reads: Contemplating numerous forms, may it remind one of the summer moon. The other poem skillfully uses Yoshitoshi's name to praise the artist's skill. Age: Showa Period (1934) Size: Length 81.5" W. 22.5"


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