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Poem Card Box with Lid

Poem Card Box with Lid

1868-1912

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Kamisaka Sekka 神坂 雪佳

(Japanese, 1866-1942)

Wood with lacquer

Overall: 37.5 x 7.1 cm (14 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Leighton R. Longhi 1991.120

Location

Did you know?

Poems written on long poetry cards, or tanzaku, are often collected into albums called tekagami in Japanese.

Description

Long, decorated cards for the calligraphic presentation of poems are called tanzaku in Japanese. This box is a collaboration between the designer Kamisaka Sekka and the lacquer artist Iwamura Sadazō. Together, they crafted this box with a golden bamboo lid, and filled it with cards decorated with gold leaf designs.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Lacquer

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