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A Cock Sitting On A Drum
by Yashima Gakutei

Available at Stanza del Borgo (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1825
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e
  • Edition size: n/a
  • Sheet Size: 20,7 x 18,2 cm
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

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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. http://www.stanzadelborgo.it/en/scheda.php?id=130

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