Hares and fool moon

A two-panel folding screen

 

DATE Edo Period (1615-1867), 17th century
MEDIUM Ink and color on paper
DIMENSIONS 170.5 by 180 cm
NOTES Former fusuma

 

The scene is set during the night under a soft moonlight, with two hares hidden in the pampas grass.

The hare, considered to be a nocturne animal, is traditionally linked with the moon where it is believed it lives.

 

INVENTORY NR: byo-1265

Japanese screen for sale. Price on application.

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