Arts and Designs of Japan
September Selection September 2020

Artist Shodo
Title Shinsen Hana no Ono no Komachi Amagoi
Ono no Komachi, one of the 6 Immortal Poets, Prays for Rain during a drought in 866AD
Date May 8, 1896
Publisher Yazawa Hisakichi
Format Oban triptych (28 1/2" X 14 3/8")
Comment She recited "Though it be right that dryness and dust should be found in the Land of the Sun, yet how shall we live without the rain of Heaven?" The rain came so fast and strong that she had to be protected from the downpour.
Burnishing, embossing, metallics
Dramatic design from a rare artist
Price $650.
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