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Authentic Calligraphy from Tenman Shrine, 1841 - Handsome Hiroshige kakemono depicting the poet and calligrapher Sugawara no Michizane sitting on an ox beneath a blossoming plum tree. He wears a voluminous black court robe over full hakama pants with a delicate leaf pattern, and a tall black court cap. He holds a staff of office in his hand, and a fringed sash is fastened at his waist. A dark blue tanzaku or poem slip above includes a verse in calligraphy. After his death, he was deified as Tenjin, and there are many Tenman Shinto shrines dedicated to him. An attractive original Hiroshige design with wonderful line work in the plum tree.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 28 7/8" x 9 3/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Two attached panels. A couple tears and small losses at edges, repaired. Horizontal folds, creasing, staining. Please see photos for details.
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