Artist: Emperor Go-Yōzei 後陽成天皇 (1571-1617, reigned 1586-1611)
Author: Poem by Fujiwara Teika 藤原定家 (1162-1241)
Historical period(s)
Momoyama period, late 16th-early 17th century
Poetry card (tanzaku) mounted on hanging scroll; ink, color, gold, and silver on paper
H x W (image): 36.4 x 5.4 cm (14 5/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Poetry card (tanzaku) mounted on hanging scroll

Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), poems, tanzaku

To 1980
Takashi Yanagi, Kyoto, to 1980 [1]

From 1980 to 1998
Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, New York City, acquired from Takashi Yanagi in 1980 [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Peggy and Richard M. Danziger in 1998


[1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Ann Yonemura, July 22, 1998, in the object record.

[2] See Note 1. Also, according to this same Curatorial Note, the presence of this work in an American private collection has been well publicized through publications since the 1980s.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Peggy and Richard M. Danziger
Takashi Yanagi

Published References
  • Word in Flower: The Visualization of Classical Literature in Seventeenth-Century Japan. Exh. cat. New Haven. pp. 19,109.
  • John M. Rosenfield, Yoshiaki Shimizu. Masters of Japanese Calligraphy: 8th-19th Century. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 25, 209.
  • (Introduction) Ann Yonemura, Hirabayashi Moritoku, Ohkuma Toshiyuki, Ohta Aya, James T. Ulak, Yuyama Ken'ichi. Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collection. Exh. cat. Washington, 1997. pp. 52-53.
  • Tomoko Sakomura. Poetry as Image: The Visual Culture of Waka in Sixteenth-Century Japan. Japanese Visual Culture, vol. 16 Leiden, Netherlands. p. 149, fig. 58.
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 286-287.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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