Noren with Design of Oak-Leaf Crest, Plovers, and Waves

Resist-dyed plain weave, probably hemp | 121.9 x 198.1cm

Unknown Artist

We can almost hear the cry of these plovers as they glide above the waves. Ubiquitous along Japan's shores and especially apparent in winter, plovers (chidori) inspired several poems that were included in early anthologies. In the Man'yōshū, Japan's ...
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