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Subject:Chinese or Japanese scroll painting? Woodblock print? Zodiac signs
Posted By: John Tue, Jun 22, 2021 IP: 92.40.201.43

Hi I was wondering if this is Japanese or Chinese? It has zodiac signs - could it be a battle scene also? I would love to know when this was made and what it signifies and if it is Chinese or Japanese any help would be much appreciated!
https://postimg.cc/gallery/prr874b

Link :https://postimg.cc/gallery/prr874b


Subject:Re: Chinese or Japanese scroll painting? Woodblock print? Zodiac signs
Posted By: I.Nagy Wed, Jun 23, 2021

It is Chinese, and more serious than a battle scene - it is a divination aid
Title,
坎艮十二相 - Twelve Zodiac Phases in relation with the Water and Mountain Trigrams
陰陽合暦嫁娶周堂圖 - An illustration to determine the auspicious partner for marriage in the luni-solar combined calendar

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Chinese or Japanese scroll painting? Woodblock print? Zodiac signs
Posted By: John Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Thank you so much, are these common ? I have never seen anything like this before , is it Chinese republic also or more earlier? Many thanks for your translation. Amazing help!

Subject:Re: Chinese or Japanese scroll painting? Woodblock print? Zodiac signs
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Jun 24, 2021

These type of calendars are quite common, but in
most cases they are not illustrated so lucratively
like this.
I think it is from the beginning of the 20th c.
I.Nagy


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