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Cherry Tree in Moonlight (with box) by Otagaki Rengetsu
Cherry Tree in Moonlight (with box) by Otagaki Rengetsu


 
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yado kasanu
hito no tsurasa o
nasake nite
oborotsuki yo no
hana no shita bushi
Rengetsu

Turned away at the inn
But I find consolation
Sleeping beneath
The hazy moon and
The cherry blossoms.
Rengetsu

This poem is among Rengetsu’s favorites and one of her most well known. She often brushed it on her works. Once when Rengetsu was traveling during cherry blossom season, she asked to be put up at an inn. She didn’t have enough money to pay the full charge and was turned away by the hard-hearted innkeeper despite the fact that she was an elderly nun. Rengetsu composed this poem on that occasion. In this beautiful example of that theme, the integration of the calligraphy with the painting is perfect.
Age: Edo - Meiji Period 19th Century
Size: painting 14¼" x 21½" (36 x 55 cm), overall 46¾" x 24¾" (119 x 63 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Condition: Good
Price: $5,000.00 USD
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