Dec 14, 2010

A Poem of Longevity from Kokin Wakashu

A Poem of Longevity from Kokin Wakashu

late 1900s

Takaki Seikaku 高木聖鶴

(Japanese, 1923–2017)

Ink on decorative paper

Sheet: 36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Image: 18.5 x 21.5 cm (7 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Overall: 120 x 40 cm (47 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2011.22



On this delicate decorative paper, Takaki Seikaku recorded a poem about longevity. Poem number 355 from Kokin wakashu reads, "Crane and turtle are only one thousand year[s old]. I endlessly wish for your longevity."

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Japanese Art
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Gift of the Artist

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