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Kasuga gongen genki e, Bonsai

Reproduce: Takao Itabashi and Original: Takakane Takashina(Picture), Mototada Takatsukasa and others(Poetry)1870

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

The oldest Japanese painting that depicts bonsai is the thirteenth-century Saigyō monogatari emaki (Illustrated Scroll of the Story of the Priest Saigyō). As in another scroll entitled Kasuga gongen genki e (Illustrations of the Miracles of the Kasuga Deity), it is rendered in the style of what is now known as “bonsai with rocks.”

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  • Title: Kasuga gongen genki e, Bonsai
  • Creator: Reproduce: Takao Itabashi, Original: Takakane Takashina(Picture), Mototada Takatsukasa and others(Poetry)
  • Date Created: 1870
  • Original Source: National Diet Library

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