November 21, 2017

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection

Collection Number: 4956

Post Type: Article

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Artist or Author: Ito Shinnsui & Takahama

Creation Year: 1930

Length: 101.00 inches

Width: 10.00 inches


A "Gassaku" or "Joint effort" wall scroll painting, painting from artist Ito Shinsui and poet Takahama. The title is "Kanto"(Happy Town, and the poem is "Fukubiki ni ikkoku o hikiaten ka na". Which translates, "Ah, what greater happiness than drawin well in the lottery of life!". The kite is an Edo-dakko style with a red sun over blue waters, and a purple sky.

Geographic: Japan

Kite Type: Accessory

Materials: Bamboo, Cotton, Dowel

Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical

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