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15. Go Shun (1752-1811)
Haiga
7 haiku poets
Signed: Gekkei sha
Seals: Go Shun
Technique: colours on paper, 108.5 x 27.6
Mounting: blue chequred silk fabric and beige silk
195 x 31
Condition: aged, otherwise good

Van boven naar beneden:
Arakida Moritake (1473-1549)
うぐいすの / 捨子ならなけ / ほとゝぎす
Uguisu no sutego naranake hototogisu.
Is it the nightingale, or an abandoned child, the mountain cuckoo.

Matsuo Bashô (1644-1694)
名月や池をめぐりてよもすがら.
Meigetsu ya ike o menurite yomosugara.
Full moon - I walk around the pond all night long.

Nishiyama Sôin (1605-1682)
それ一種で野辺の宿かせ鶯菜.
Sore isshu de nobe no yadokase uguisuna.
Another variety at my temporary residence in the field, the uguisuna.
(Uguisuna: a particular cabbage that grows when the uguisu, the nightingale sings, i.e. in late spring.

Shiba Sonome (1664-1726)
ころもがへみづからおらぬ罪ふかし.  
Koromogae mizukara oranu tsumi fukashi.
Change of clothes, I didn't weave it myself, my debt is deep.
On the first of the fourth month the winter clothing goes into the wardrobe and is exchanged for summer clothing. On the first of the tenth the opposite.

Enomoto Kikaku (1661-1707)
いなづまやきのふは東けふは西.
Inazuma ya kinô wa higashi kyô wa nishi.
Lightning bolts - yesterday in the east, today in the west.

Hattori Ransetsu (1654-1707).
門の雪臼とたらひのすがたかな.
Mon no yuki usu to taraino sugata kana.
Snow at the gate, the rice masher looks like a washtub.

Yasuhara Teishitsu (1610-1673)
これは〳〵とばかり花のよしの山,
Kore wa kore wa to bakari hana no Yoshinoyama.
Look there and there's all, cherry blossoms on the hills of Yoshino.


Go Shun (Matsumura Gekkei) and Maruyama Ôkyo (1733-95) were the most influential painters of the Kansai district.
In 1772 Go Shun went to Yosa Buson (1716-84) to study Buson’s typical Nanga style as well as haiga, a sketchy painting style related to haiku poetry. In 1782 he took the name Go Shun, reserving his earlier Gekkei for haiga paintings.
Ôkyo and Go Shun became good friends. After Ôkyo's death in 1795, Go Shun was asked to take over the Maruyama School but he founded his own, the Shijô School, instead.

Reference:
Itsuo 1982
Nihon no bijutsu kaiga kinshû Vol. 22
Rosenfield B.52

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