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Poem-card from the Shinkokin wakashu (New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times) with Design of Pine on a Beach

Poem-card from the Shinkokin wakashu (New Collection of Japanese Poems from Ancient and Modern Times) with Design of Pine on a Beach

1606
calligraphy by
(Japanese, 1558–1637)
(Japanese, c. 1570-c. 1640)
Overall: 132.1 x 43.2 cm (52 x 17 in.); Painting only: 20 x 17.4 cm (7 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Tawaraya Sotatsu and Hon’ami Koetsu are both associated with the founding of the Rimpa school of Japanese painting. In this poem-card––one of 16 that survive––Tawaraya painted the gold and silver design, over which Hon’ami recorded poems from Shinkokin wakashu. The verses read from top to bottom and from right to left: "Even as I gaze, the thought of it is lonely. High in the heavens the moon-capital lies still in the sky of its dawning."
  • ?–1987
    (Shunichi Yabumoto Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1987–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Sŏn, Sŭng-hye. The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011. Mentioned: p. 90; Reproduced: p. 86, no. 84
  • The Year in Review for 1987. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 24-April 17, 1988).
    Autumn Grasses: Arts of the Momoyama Period (1573-1615). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 4-December 11, 1988).
    Rimpa Painting. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 19-December 17, 1989).
    Asian Autumn: Masterpieces from the Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 17, 1991-January 5, 1992).
    The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu: Japanese Renaissance Master. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (organizer) (July 29-October 29, 2000).
    The Lure of Painted Poetry: Cross-cultural Text and Image in Korean and Japanese Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 15-August 21, 2011).
    Sotatsu: Making Waves. National Museum of Asian Art, Washington, DC (organizer) (October 24, 2015-January 31, 2016).
    Philadelphia Museum of Art "The Art of Hon'ami Koetsu: Japanese Renaissance Master" 7/29/00 - 10/29/00, exh. cat. no. 48, p. 88.
    Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 121; March 12, 2004 - July 13, 2004.
    Freer Gallery of Art. Smithsonian Institution, Washingtonian, DC. (10/24/2015 - 1/31/2016) "Sotatsu: Making Waves", cat. no. 18, p. 210.
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1987.60