Autumn Poems from the Kokin wakashu (Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times) with Design of Pine Grove

Autumn Poems from the Kokin wakashu (Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times) with Design of Pine Grove

1600s

Hon'ami Koetsu

(Japanese, 1558-1637)

calligraphy by

attributed to Tawaraya Sōtatsu

(Japanese, died c. 1640)

painter

Handscroll; ink on silk with gold and silver

Average: 32.7 x 549 cm (12 7/8 x 216 1/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1972.67

Description

Here, the calligrapher Hon’ami Koetsu copied poems 169 to 179 from the autumn section of Kokin wakashu. Unlike many poem scrolls featuring verses from Kokin wakashu, this handscroll’s poems were brushed on silk.

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