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Antique Fukusa Overlapping poems by Ema Tenko & Friends

Antique Fukusa Overlapping poems by Ema Tenko & Friends


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1366516

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Overlapping poems on colored silk are decorated with hand written poems by Ema Tenko and two others, about are dyed flowers among which fly embroidered birds. The piece is backed with red crepe silk and is 26 x 27 inches (66 x 68.5 cm). There are minor discolorations in the lower fan.
Ema Tenko (1825-1901) was a Physician and scholar-artist/calligrapher born the sixth son of Confucian scholar. He was adopted by Ema Ryuen, physician in attendance to Ninnaji-no-miya, and pursued Dutch studies and composition of Chinese poetry. During the tumultuous years of the restoration he was a fierce Imperial Loyalist. After the restoration he became the first director of Ritsumeikan University.