Asian Art - Otagaki Rengetsu Plate, Japan

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Ceramic plate by Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)
7" (17.7 cm) by 7.25" (18.3 cm) by 1.25" (3.1 cm) high

Otagaki Rengetsu was a nun and a famous poet. This poem reads:

Coming again tomorrow
I think of not seeing them

Even to hang in the house
A shame to snap a branch
Mountain cherry blossoms



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