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Alice Yelen and Dr. Kurt Gitter
This strikingly simple landscape reflects its painter-calligrapher's interest in Chinese paintings of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Kameda Bosai was a scholar specializing in Chinese Confucian studies who became famous for his painting, poetry, and calligraphy, arts that he practiced while traveling widely in Japan. Bosai's two-line Chinese inscription on this work is written in his distinctive cursive style.
As morning comes, he tries to reach the fruit upon high branches,
And unwittingly knocks down the nest of an immortal crane.
Translation by Stephen Allee
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- Japanese Art
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- Google Cultural Institute
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