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Attributed to Nakarai Bokuyo (1607-1679)
Attributed to Nakarai Bokuyo (1607-1679)

Humorous verses and paintings

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Attributed to Nakarai Bokuyo (1607-1679)
Humorous verses and paintings
Handscroll; ink and color on paper
12 x 408in. (30.6 x 1,036cm.)
Provenance
Takano Tatsuyuki

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Fujimura Saku, ed., Nihon bungaku daijiten dai sankan (Vol. 3 of Dictionary of Japanese Literature) (Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1936), p. 370.

Takano Tatsuyuki, Geirin shoyo (Ramble through the woods of art and literature) (Tokyo: Tokyodo, 1938), pp. 32-35.

Zaidan hojin Nihon koten bungaku kai, ed., Bokuyo kyoka emaki (Illustrated handscroll of humorous verses by Bokuyo), vol. 30 of Nihon koten bungaku eiin sokan (Tokyo: Kichobon kankokai, 1985), p. 212.

Bokuyo was born in Sakai, Osaka prefecture. He moved to Edo during the Kanbun era (1661-72) and received the title of Hogen. His collection of humorous verses (kyoka), titled Bokuyo kyoka shu, was published during the Enpo era (1673-80).

For a similar example of this scroll, see Zaidan hojin Nihon koten bungakukai, ed., Bokuyo kyoka emaki (Illustrated handscroll of humorous verses by Bokuyo), vol. 30 of Nihon koten bungaku eiin sokan (Tokyo: Kichobon kankokai, 1985), pp. 103-26.
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