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- Object: Fuso shoga fu 扶桑書画譜 (Calligraphy and Painting Album of Fusang)
Illustrated book, vol. 1 of six. Compilation of calligraphy and painting by various artists, scholars and poets. Woodblock-printed.
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Height: 30 centimetres
Width: 17.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Album compiled in six volumes by Kawafuku Sakujūrō and Ōkawa Genkū, published in 1889. In Chinese mythology, ‘Fusang’ was a land to the east, sometimes identified with Japan. Each volume contains numerous pieces by calligraphers, painters, Confucian scholars and poets, with over 300 in total, with prefaces and postscripts. Major figures appear, but some of the contributors are little known today.
The contributors to volume 1 include:
An example of the later, more novel and innovative calligraphic style of Iwaya Ichiroku, developed under the influence of his Chinese teacher Yang Shouqing (Yo Shukei; 1839-1915), resident in Japan 1880-84. (Label copy, TTC 1997)
- Not on display
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Miscellaneous number: SJ.88