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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