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Chasing fireflies

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Santô Kyôden (1761-1816)
Chasing fireflies
“A cool breeze is blowing, they feel that very annoying
the fireflies that glow on the pitrushes.”
1790s
Signed: Kyôden with his seal
Colours on silk, mounted in Takayamachi gold brocade and green embroidered purple/grey silk, 77.5 x 26.6 (147.5 x 33.5)

Kyôden was a Japanese poet, writer and artist in the Edo period. As a painter/llustrator (also of his own novels) he was known as Kitao Masanobu. Painter, printmaker and novelist. He owned a tobacco shop at Kyôbashi, which became a real meeting place for artists, actors and writers.

Authorised by Tōgorō Koike (1895-1982), one of the researchers of Japan’s early modern literature. He was specialized in Santō Kyōden and Takizawa Bakin.

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Authorised by Tōgorō Koike (1895-1982), one of the researchers of Japan’s early modern literature. He was specialized in Santō Kyōden and Takizawa Bakin.

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Kyôden was a Japanese poet, writer and artist in the Edo period. As a painter/llustrator (also of his own novels) he was known as Kitao Masanobu. Painter, printmaker and novelist. He owned a tobacco shop at Kyôbashi, which became a real meeting place for artists, actors and writers.
His literary career started in 1785 as Santô Kyôden. As his writing did not amuse the government he was in manacles to his house for fifty days.

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