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A Cock Sitting On A Drum by Yashima Gakutei

A Cock Sitting On A Drum
by Yashima Gakutei

Available at Stanza del Borgo (IFPDA)

1825

Prints

Woodcut/Woodblock/Ukiyo-e

Edition Size: n/a

Sheet Size: 20,7 x 18,2 cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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Very fine impression, colour and condition.

Poems by Ryurintei Shigemaru and Ryufudo Itoyori, members of the Yodogawa poetry club.
The combination of the cock and drum is a symbol of peace. The story goes that in ancient times drums were installed by the famous general Chu-ko Liang to warn the Chinese of incursions of frontier tribes. These Chu-ko Liang drums as they were subsequently called lost their function and became places for fowls to perch: a symbol of peace.

The poem by Itoyori reads:
The cock declares
Spring has come
The cherry blossom colour
Is the colour of the cock’s comb
Is not the cock beautiful?

Literature:
Andon n. 36, 1989, Cock on a drum print by Yashima Gakutei, article by Robert B. Kleyn, pages 135 – 136.

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