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Hand painted copy of parts 13-19 of the famous 《Fukutomi Zoshi by Haiga Master Takebe Socho (1761-1814)


Signed and Dated September, 1792

Size 43 cm X 390 cm


Hand painted copy of parts 13 to 19 of the famous 《Fukutomi Zoshi (Tale of Fukutomi; Shunpo-in) by Edo period Haiga Master Takebe (Tatebe) Socho (1761-1814). Haiga is a form of poem painting for visual expression of haiku poetry. Described as an amusing lively artist in Roberts Dictionary of Japanese artists, Tatebe Socho was a haiku poet and a student of the famed Tani Buncho. Few of his works exist.

Fukutomi Zoshi, an Important Cultural Property of Japan, is a narrative handscroll of folk tales from the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). Zoshi is a form of painting throught which the artist use pictures and words to display folk tales. The 《Fukutomi Zoshi》 handscroll tells the unrefined yet entertaining story of a poor old man whose greed and gullibility led him to believe that he could turn his flatulence into a profitable performance, only to end up in shame.  Measurements: Image: 35.3cm x 1028.8cm, Overall: 37cm x 1067cm

Please click to see the Complete Original 《Fukutomi Zoshi》Handscroll

日本江戶時代名俳畫家建部巢兆(1761-1814)手繪仿《福富草紙繪卷之第13至19部分原卷完成於日本南北朝∼室町時代初期(1185-1333), 現收藏於日本春浦院,是日本重要文化財





日本平安時代始於遷都平安京(今京都)的794年,止於平安家滅亡的1185年,延續將近四個世紀,是日本歷史上時間最長的時代。其間於894年廢止了遣唐使,中斷絕中日間官方往來,一度脫離中國文化影響,出現日本本土民族化風潮,整個美術領域都在尋求與以平安京為中心的風土人情相適應的和風表現形式,這時期發展開來的主要繪圖形式稱“ 大和繪 ”。大和繪主要種類是《繪卷物以及繪草紙》。


大和繪另外一種重要體裁繪草紙》。所謂草紙”是當時流行的筆記小說,以“ 假名”寫成。《繪草紙則是草紙”的圖解,相當於連環圖。

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