This is a scroll mounting of an Edo Period textile fragment. Rabbits running amongst the waves is a favorite theme of the Momoyama (~1573-1615) and early Edo periods. The whitecaps in the moonlight were seen as rabbits running along the waves. This story is referenced in a Noh play called 'Chikubujima' 竹生島, which can also be read Takeojima1, in which one chant paints a surreal picture, roughly translated as, "While the moon floats over the water, a rabbit [the "Moon Rabbit"] runs over the waves... what interesting island [lake] scenery"1. In the Noh play the local is on Lake Biwa, and the island is Chikubu Island with its shrine, Chikubu Benzai-ten. Kiriwood storage box included.
- Tsutsugaki Free hand paste resist
- 18th Century painting
- Contemporary mounting with antique silk brocade
- Mounting: 23.25" x 47" (width, height)
- Art: 19" x 18.25" (width, height)
- SKU- S-1046
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