Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

THE COMPLETE SET OF TEN PRINTS FROM THE SERIES A TRUE MIRROR OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE POEMS (SHIIKA SHASHINKYO)

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Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
The complete set of ten prints from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems (Shiika shashinkyo)
Each a woodblock print, each signed Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu and published by Moriya Jihei (Kinshindo), circa 1833, comprising:

1. The poet Ariwara no Narihira (Ariwara no Narihira): Peasants pounding cloth by moonlight

2. Gathering rushes (Tokusagari): An old peasant is crossing a bridge, returning home at dusk after gathering rushes

3. The Minister Toru (Toru daijin): Minamoto no Toru (822-95) is enjoying the company of two friends in his large garden

4. Li Po (Ri Haku): Supported by two young followers, the famous Chinese poet Li Po (701-62) admires the waterfall of Lo-Shan in the Chinese province of Kiang-Si

5. A Horse rider in the Snow: A Chinese man on horseback accompanied by a servant looks out over a snowy scene

6. A Youth Setting out from Home (Shonenko): A Chinese youth rides a white horse along a lake-side path, a fisherman dozing on the bank ahead, while farther up the road a second horseman appears to be waiting for the young man to catch up

7. Sei Shonagon Meng Zi, fearful for his life, trying to open the gate of Hunguguan to get to safety; a scene from an historical episode from Chinese history which the poetess Sei Shonagon alluded to in a poem

8. Abe no Nakamaro: The nobleman Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) is seated on the terrace of a Chinese palace, gazing at the moon whilst attendants arrive with some food

9. Bo Juyi (Hakurakuten): Based on the Noh play Hakurakuten, a scene of a poetry competition between a Chinese poet Bo Juyi and Sumiyoshi, disguised as a fisherman

10. Harumichi no Tsuraki: The poet Harumichi no Tsuraki dressed in court noble’s attire and accompanied by two attendants, crosses a bridge over a gushing river in a mountainous landscape
Each nagaban
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