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"Treasures of Okinawa: Frank Hawley Collection "


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chuzan scrolled chuzan top

Chuzan Kaboku-zu
(Drawings of flowers and trees in Chuzan)

1762

By Kaisai, Guki, based on the original drawings by Kimura, Tangen

Hand scroll; ink, color, gold on washi
Silk string (70.7cm)
31.2cm X 986.5cm

 

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Kimura Tangen (1679-1767) originally dedicated two scrolls early 1700s: one was for Konoe-ke (Konoe Clan) and the other to Shimazu-ke (Shimazu Clan). However, these originals do not exist anymore. Based on these scrolls, some hand copied drawings were made. There are seven such scrolls identified: one is in Okinawa, one in Nishio-city, four at the private library run by the Takeda Science Foundation in Osaka, and in the Hawley Collection.

The Hawley collection's scroll contains 16 plants. We believe but have not confirmed yet that this scroll might have been copied from the both the Shimazu Clan's scroll and the Konoe Clan's scroll. In order to confirm this hypothesis, we need to examine the remaining scroll at the Takeda Science Foundation in Osaka, Japan.

Related Article
Shibata, Mitsuhiko, A New study of the Chuzan Kaboku-zu: on the poetry of Tei Junsoku-From the book of the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and the book of properties of the Shuri Castle Park. In Okinawagaku, vol. 10, March 2007.

 


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Contact: Tokiko Yamamoto Bazzell
Japan Specialist Librarian
e-mail: tokiko@hawaii.edu
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