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Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)
Written By Yoshida Kenko (1283-1350)
Anshun Hisanobu, Kano School, Edo Period, Late 17th/Early 18th Century
124.5 by 285cm., 49 by 112¼in.

Six-fold screen illustrating entries from Tsurezuregusa in anticlockwise order nos: 11 (Kenko in Kurusuno contemplating in front of a lone straw thatched hut); 44 (A nobleman playing a flute); 195 (Retainers finding Minamoto no Michimoto washing a wood carving of Jizo in the water of a rice paddy); 53 (A raucous farewell party at Ninnaji); 45 (Ryogaku Sojo - the `Nettle-tree' priest) and 41 (Horse race at the Kamo Shrine); in ink, colour and gold on paper, signed Anshun Hisanobu hitsu with seal.

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