Oct 13, 2010
Oct 12, 2010

Flower Shade

Flower Shade

c. 1988

Ninomiya Hakuryū 二宮柏龍

(Japanese, 1915–2012?)

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Mounted: 56 x 26 cm (22 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.); Each fan: 15 x 50.8 cm (5 7/8 x 20 in.)

Gift of Hakuryu Ninomiya 1988.122



The calligraphy of poems still inspires many contemporary artists. Here, Ninomiya Hakuryu expressed his sensitive playfulness by writing the title of this work, Flower Shade, on a fan turned at a 90-degree angle and a haiku on the fan-shaped paper below.

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Japanese Art
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