This scroll shows the leader of the Sugawara
family and great academic Temmangû
(posthum) who is said to have been the first academic of the Japanese empire. Due to defamation of the Fujiwara
felt in disgrace and was exiled to Kyûshû
. 20 years after his death he was rehabilitated and given divine honour.Honshi
: Handpainted on paper
Artist: Unknown, however with seal.
Datee: Around 1950 (Mid Shôwa
Length: approx. 197 cm
Width: approx. 45 cm
: Brocade silk
Material of the endpieces (jikubô
): Wood - Black lacquer with mon
Condition: Good. Fresh colours; honshi
darkened due to its age. Little water spains at the right bottom of the honshi
which, however, are barely visible. Slight spots due to its age and some small crease marks.
Overall a beautiful and colourful scroll.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.