six lines of very regular text; three red seals, LLC; nearly square format

Spring in Kitano, first half 19th century

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Small-scale standard script is often neglected, but it is in fact surprisingly difficult to write with real distinction. Each character is extraordinarily delicate, seeming to float and move while demonstrating structural firmness and balance.

“Again Respectfully Echoing the Rhymes of the Poem "New Year’s Morn" by the Monk of the Segai-in
Capital country weather, spring comes to Kitano!
Enlightened times, undeservedly shared with this “man-with-can-at-court!”
White clouds naturally tinted with blue-cloud colors:
Yearly festival—mingling in the dust, mingling in celebrating the new!”

Details
Title
Spring in Kitano
Artist Life
1698 - 1745
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.29
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six lines of very regular text; three red seals, LLC; nearly square format