Emperor Go-Mizunoo

Dublin Core

Title

Emperor Go-Mizunoo

Subject

Arts-Painting; Arts-Calligraphy; People-Historical Figures

Description

Ink and color painted I\image of the Tokugawa-era emperor Go-Mizunoo. The two poems were copied from inscriptions on other portraits of the emperor. The translation by Watanabe Akiyoshi is as follows: "Painful, this/withered tree fence hidden/ in the deep mountain;/ would that at least my heart's/ flowers were fragrantly abloom./ My life being thus,/ in this world that I will never revisit/ the thought of leaving a trace/ of my calligraphy for a moment-/ even that is sad." The artist Gen'yo, a Zen Buddhist nun, was Go-Mizunoo's granddaughter.

Creator

Gen'yo Shonin [1634-1727]

Source

Yoshiaki Shimizu, ed., "Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture 1185-1868" Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1988, pl. 19.

Contributor

Woudenberg, Annie
St. Olaf College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Format

Image/jpg

Language

jpn

Type

Still image

Identifier

soc000597

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Edo-Tokugawa 1615 - 1868
1680
Unryuin, Kyoto

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

424 w x 768 h, 72 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/bf2ef70dcffd2824053203c0e88558ce.jpg

Collection

Citation

Gen'yo Shonin [1634-1727], “Emperor Go-Mizunoo,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3079.