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Japanese Antique Textile Cotton Furoshiki with Poem from Man-yo-shu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1370439

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Cotton furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with tsutsugaki poem, family crest and pine tree motifs. The poem is from Man-yo-shu (Collection of ten thousand leaves) which begins as "Aoni-yoshi Nara no miyako no ....) The writer is Ono-no Oyu Asomi who was a court official as well as a poet. He wrote it missing the glamorous Nara city when he was assigned a post in Dazaifu, now in Fukuoka Pref. in north Kyushu around 728 AD (Nara period). It is one of the most well-known poems in Man-yo-shu. It has mending patches, tiny spots and some breaks. Meiji period (Late 19th century) 76cm x 76cm