Hanging Scroll by Kakyo/ Rengestu

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Sumi on paper, the artist who painted this scroll, Kakyo (1844-1928), was the son of the painter Chuuguuji. Kakyo studied both the Tosa and Kano styles and taught at the art school which later became the Kyoto City Art University. The poet and calligrapher Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a Buddhist nun renowned for her distinctive flowing calligraphic style. She is considered by many to be one of the most important poets of the 19th century. This hanging scroll depicting a waterfall was featured in a recent exhibition at the Nomura Art Museum (Kyoto) and is displayed on page 43 of the associated art book, Ōtagaki Rengetsu: Poetry and Artworks from a Rustic Hut. The poem reads: Summer flows into the world, unfurling everywhere… I am alone and cool, beside the mountain’s, downstream waters.   *Above translation used with the kind permission of The Rengetsu Foundation Project.