14 lines of text, with vertical linear elements; horizontal sheet format

(Letter of congratulations), late 16th - early 17th century

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This congratulatory letter is written with characters strung together, addressed to an unknown friend of the high-ranking courtier and literati scholar Konoe Nobutada:

“I have surely received your letter of the ninth: I congratulate you on being granted an increased stipend in Yoshu_ [Io, Ehime, Shikoku] from the Shogunate. Awaiting the time in the near future when you can come up to our province. I was much pleased to receive your good letter—congratulations, congratulations!”

Details
Title
(Letter of congratulations)
Artist Life
1565 - 1614
Role
Calligrapher
Accession Number
2013.63.1
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14 lines of text, with vertical linear elements; horizontal sheet format