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Artist Gekko
Title Nakakuni finding Kogo no Tsubone in her mountain retreat
Series Gekko Zuihitsu - Gekko's Miscellaneous Drawings
Date 1893
Publisher Takegawa Risaburo
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14 1/8")
Comment Koga no Tsubone was a favorite of Emperor Takakura. His wife Kenreimonin who was jealous, asked her father Taira Kiyomori to have Koga poisoned. Koga fled to the country, where she was eventually found by Minamoto Nakakuni who recognized the sound of her koto playing.
Price $200.
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