Subject:Re: Help with Translation on scroll
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Dec 17, 2020
小行道内蛙□ - Frogs □ on the small road
(I can't read the last □ marked character
耕年 - Kōnen (Japanese) - Gengnian (Chinese)
Beneath the inscription there are two Japanese katakana syllabary signs "シナ"(Shina) which in pre-war Japanese usage means "China".
(However, in my opinion it may be a false assumption by a later owner)
耕年 - Kōnen or Gengnian
On the Chinese net and in my Chinese ID dictionaries I couldn't find a painter with name Gengnian.
On the other hand there was a Japanese painter, named Kumagami Kōnen 熊耳耕年、1869-1938、
a disciple of Tsukioka Hōnen.
The easiest would be to show the picture itself, -so it would become immediately clear whether it is Japanese or Chinese.