“A child prodigy in painting, Tanomura Chokunyu originally modeled himself after the style of the famous Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835), who had adopted him at the age of eight. After Chikuden’s death, Chokunyu took up an intense study of imported Chinese paintings.
My face looks green in the bamboo light.
I am drunk.
It has a reddish tone, I say.
Green is what I drink.
My buzz feels like longing for the sun in the rain.
Outside my window there is a garden rock in the clear wind.
1883, 11th month at the Takasago gathering. Chokunyu Sansho Tachi.
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)