俵屋宗達工房 月に秋草図屏風

Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, silver, and gold flecks on paper | 151 x 361.6cm | Mid- to late 17th century

Studio of Tawaraya Sōtatsu

A large half-moon, once silver but now darkly oxidized, shines over a field of delicate autumn grasses. Tiny grains of gold are scattered throughout, and are especially dense around the moon. Since the Heian period (794–1185), the moon over an autumn...
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