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Subject:Japanese scroll Meiji Empress
Posted By: Gigi Fri, Jul 03, 2020 IP: 2601:2c4:680:ee4e:19

Hi all I have had this piece for a long time. WHen I bought it the person I bought it from said it was written by the Japanese empress. Is it a poem by her? Thank you

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Subject:Re: Japanese scroll Meiji Empress
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Reading and transliteration of inscription with my rough translation,
木々はみな ましろに雪のふりつみて
はつ日のどかに さしいでにけり
朝晴 雪

Kigi mina mashiro ni yuki no furitsumite
hatsuhi nodoka ni sashiide ni keri
Asabare Yuki

Trees are covered thickly with white snow
The rising sun gently shines on them
Sunny morning
Empress Nagako

Inscription on the back,
良子女王 御歌 - Nagako-joō go-uta - Poem by Empress Nagako

This poem by Empress Nagako is often copied and appears on auction sites.
She was the wife of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito)

With regards,

Subject:Re: Japanese scroll Meiji Empress
Posted By: Gigi Thu, Jul 09, 2020

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