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Antique Japanese Fan Painting w/ Poem by Otagaki Rengetsu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1337159
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Antique Japanese fan painting with calligraphy by famed poet Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875). The poem translates to this:
the blossoms have fallen, the fetters of my heart, have also loosened,
and it has become summer, and rivulet murmurs cool and clear.
(Translated by John Stevens: from LOTUS MOON)"

散る花に かけし心の しがらみも 夏になるせの 音のすゞしさ

Size: (entire scroll) 51" H x 27.25" W (fan only) 7.5" H x 17" W