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Artist: Konoe Nobutada, Japanese, 1565–1614

Waka Byobu (Poetry Screen)

ca. 1610–14

Six-panel folding screen: ink on paper

without mounting: 55 13/16 × 19 3/16 in. (141.8 × 48.7 cm)
with mounting:: 56 × 21 7/16 in. (142.2 × 54.5 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Peggy and Richard M. Danziger, LL.B. 1963, and the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
Not on view
Momoyama period (1573–1615)

Acquired from a certain Tanaka Family in Japan by Setsu Gatodo Co., Ltd, Tokyo; purchased by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2010


Tamiko Maeda, Sanmyakuin Konoe Nobutada: Nokosareta Tegami Kara (Kyoto, Japan: Shibunkaku Shuppan, 2006), 1–260.

Joshua S Mostow, Pictures of the Heart: The Hyakunin Isshu in Word and Image (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996), 198–200, 301–3, 307–9, 354–56, 378–80.

A Waka Anthology: Grasses of Remembrance, 2 vols. (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2006), vol 2., p. 42.

Tokyo National Museum, Sho no Shiho: Nihon to Chugoku Twin Peaks: The Finest of Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy, exh. cat. (Tokyo: Asahi Newspaper, 2006), 288–89, 352–53, 381, 424, no. 175, ill.

Edward Kamens, “Ink Play,” Yale Review 99, no. 2 (2011): 51–74, ill.

Maeda Tamiko, Sanmyakuin Konoe Nobutada (Kyoto: Shibunkaku Shuppan, 2006).

Kunihiko Shimonaka, ed., Shodo Zenshu (Encyclopedia of Calligraphy), 22 (Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1959), pls. 14–15.

Taniguchi Kengo, Ruro No Sengoku Kizoku Konoe Sakihisa: Tenka Itto Ni Honrosareta Shogai, 1213 (Tokyo: Chukoshinsho, 1994).

Sadako Ohki, “Japanese Calligraphy at Yale: From Sutra to the Avant-Garde,” Arts of Asia (March–April 2018): 92, fig. 10.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.