The power of calligraphy floods out from the silk (Sugitani Rokkyo)

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Everyday going to the shore with seagulls and herons,

Floating for a life on a single boat.
Willow weaves in spring wind on the shore of peaches,
Autumn moonlight on prince’s feathers and reed’s flowers.

Composed and painted by Shinten’o in a straw hut.
Sealed: [Shuku], [Tadasu no mori], [Gaireki Seitsu] and [koshi ni kokashi yukai ni chosho o takusu].

Inscription on the collector’s box: Shinten’o silk mounted hanging scroll. – Shinten’o from time to time walks little paths. His brush strokes are witty and vivant. The power of calligraphy floods out from the silk. – Rokkyo Ryoso.

The certificate on the inside of the box lid was issued by Sugitani Rokkyo (1865-1944), a literati style painter from Kyoto. The title Sugitani gave the painting (on the outside of the box lid) is: “Fishing alone in a mountain stream”.

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