Subject:Re: inscription on painting
Posted By: I.Nagy Sat, Apr 17, 2021
My tentative reading of inscriptions,
(Alternative kanas in modern transcription)
Hobo to mireba ushi kata atama ka na
inori bakari ni hikeshibeku
If I look at him, his head is hard as the head of an ox
He has to spend his days in prayers
Written by the ninety-one years old Mō Fukukei
囗器 - 囗ki
Mō Fukukei 毛復圭 is not a Japanese name, it could be a Chinese (Mao Fugui)
or Korean （Mo Bok-gyu) surname and given name.
*Ǒgimachi Kinmichi 1653-1733
Court minister and councilor,
He tried to spread the "Suika Shintō" (a combination of Neo-Confucian ideas with Shintō）to the imperial court with more less success.