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Otagaki Rengetsu(1791-1875)WillowHanging scroll, ink on paper196 by 46 cm (mount 230 x 72.5)The painting represents a slender willow, gently soaring from the left accompanied by a poem about the willow itself. The calligraphy is flowing elegant and refined, windingly written, as typical of Rengetsu’s style. The poem reads: 千  青柳の下ゆく水にかげみえて聲もながるる春のうぐひすBeneath green willowsin the waters flowingdownstream―the shadow and voiceof a spring warbler.Poet, calligrapher, painter and potter, Otagaki Rengetsu was a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the few prominent Japanese...

Folding screen with amusements during the four seasons
Folding screen with amusements during the four seasonsA six-panel folding screen DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMInk, color, and gofun, on gold-leaf groundDIMENSIONS92 by 344 cm  The screen depicts some games and amusements held during the year:WinterStarting from the right side, we see a group of girls playing hanetsuki, a game similar to badminton without a net, played with rectangular wooden paddle (hagoita) and a brightly colored shuttlecock made with soapberry seed and feathers; the game was already played by aristocrats during Muromachi period but...

A wood netsuke of a cockerel, by Hokyudo Itsumin
A wood netsuke of a cockerelCockerel By Hokyudo ItsuminEdo school, mid 19th centuryWood netsuke. Eyes inlaid in green horn with dark pupilsSigned Itsumin toLenght: 3.5 cm. Provenance:Arlette Katchen collectionLiterature:A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.1, Paris (K. R. Publishers, 2010), vol.1, p.209, no. K27.The rooster is shown seated, its head turned to the left, with its tail feathers sweeping over its left flank and its legs drawn in for compactness.Mainly a wood carver, Hokyudo Itsumin is well known for his finely detailed netsuke. Working generally on larger size, almost okimono,...

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