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Attributed to Emperor Go-Kogon (1338-1374)
Attributed to Emperor Go-Kogon (1338-1374)

Chinese poem from the Wakan roeishu (Collection of Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing)

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Attributed to Emperor Go-Kogon (1338-1374)
Chinese poem from the Wakan roeishu (Collection of Japanese and Chinese Poems to Sing)
Kaishi mounted as a hanging scroll; ink on paper
11¼ x 12 1/8in. (28.6 x 30.8cm.)
Box authentication by Koresawa Kyozo, 1990

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Emperor Go-Kogon was the second son of Emperor Kogon (the first emperor of the Northern Court). In 1352, he became the fourth emperor of the Northern Court, with the strong support of Ashikaga Takauji (1305-1358), founder of the Ashikaga shogunate.

A kaishi is a paper for writing classical verse, here a Chinese poem from the anthology Wakan roeishu, compiled in the early 11th century.
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